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Falmouth follow Article 4 Direction

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Falmouth town in Cornwall is considering a move towards implementing Article 4 Direction which would mean that anyone planning to convert a property into a house of multiple occupancy (HMO) would require planning permission. This proposed change in current policy is designed to help families and stem the flow of ‘student homes’. ..

Falmouth town in Cornwall is considering a move towards implementing Article 4 Direction which would mean that anyone planning to convert a property into a house of multiple occupancy (HMO) would require planning permission. This proposed change in current policy is designed to help families and stem the flow of ‘student homes’.   

Although similar proposals were quashed two years ago, new councillor see the move as a way of helping families find affordable and suitable accommodation in the area.

The Residential Landlords’ Association (RLA) has been monitoring the implementation of other Article 4 Directions throughout the country and have published responses to consultation in Worcester, incoming policy in Chester, and Tendring who have already confirmed Article 4 Direction as part of planning requirements.

Please visit the links below to gain a better idea of what the RLA makes of these moves and how it could impact communities, landlords, and tenants alike.

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