ePetition details

Stop rogue Landlords- impose Article 4 Directions in Kursaal Ward

We the undersigned petition the council to impose Article 4 Directions on the areas including Hastings Road, Kilworth Ave, Cromer Rd, Hillcrest Rd, Toledo Rd, Quebec Rd, with a view to imposing this Borough-wide. By doing this the council will have more control over housing stock through their ability to control the density of HMO's in the area and also, in the case of conservation areas, this allows them to consider the impact any development might have on the character of that area (not just HMO’s)

Members of the One Voice Queensway East Residents Association have real concerns about the safety and well being of local residents. They are seeing more and more properties being converted to Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) by unscrupulous landlords. This is placing vulnerable people at risk as well as bringing anti-social behavior into the area.
Article 4 Directions are one of the tools available to local planning authorities in responding to the particular needs of their areas. They do this by allowing authorities to withdraw the ‘permitted development’ rights that would otherwise apply by virtue of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 as amended (the ‘GDPO’). An Article 4 Direction does not prevent the development to which it applies, but instead requires that planning permission is first obtained from the local planning authority for that development. In the case of conservation areas, this process allows for the consideration of the impact of the proposed development on the character and appearance of the conservation area.

Started by: Tricia Cowdrey (One Voice Queensway East Residents Association)

This ePetition ran from 06/11/2020 to 18/12/2020 and has now finished.

21 people signed this ePetition.


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