On 20th September 2017 the Council issued a ‘non-immediate’ Article 4 direction for HMOs in parts of Bootle, Litherland, Seaforth, Waterloo and Southport. The direction removes permitted development rights for the change of use from a use falling within Class C3 (dwellinghouse) to a use falling within Class C4 (Houses of Multiple Occupation).
The Article 4 Direction was confirmed by Cabinet on 21 June 2018. The Article 4 will be effective from 20 September 2018.
A copy of the Direction, a map defining the areas covered, the supporting evidence for the making of the article 4 direction and confirmation notice can be viewed below.
|Article 4 Direction||(pdf 1MB)|
|Map to which the Article 4 Direction applies (Southport)||(pdf 6.61MB)|
|Map to which the Article 4 Direction applies (Bootle, Seaforth, Litherland and Waterloo)||(pdf 7.24MB)|
|Supporting evidence for making the Article 4 Direction||(pdf 6.02MB)|
|Notice Confirming Article 4||(pdf 187KB)|