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Circular 05/10: Changes to Planning Regulations for Dwelling Houses and Houses in Multiple Occupation

This circular gives guidance on the planning regulations for dwelling houses and houses in multiple occupation. It follows a change in regulations which means planning permission will be required for a change of use from Class C3 (dwelling house) to a new Class C4 (house in multiple occupation), but changes from C4 to C3 will be permitted development.

HMO reform


On 17 June 2010, housing minister Grant Shapps announced reforms to the HMO system giving councils greater flexibility to manage HMOs in their area.


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