Have your say on Shared Housing in our community
The Council has published its intention to introduce an “Article 4 Direction” to limit the further increase in the number of HMOs in our community. Unfortunately, it is not a “done deal” that the Direction will be implemented and is subject to public consultation – and then consideration by the Council’s Cabinet.
The Student Unions at both Universities have indicated that they will oppose the introduction of an “Article 4 Direction” because they feel their members should have as much choice about where they live as possible.
It is vitally important that responses are made to the Council Consultation. I know that the vast majority of Oldfield residents think that an “Article 4 direction” is needed and is in fact long overdue – but we must tell the Council that this is the case.
The Council has published a webpage with information about what an “Article 4 Direction” actually means – at www.bathnes.gov.uk/hmo
Please could I ask you to register your support for the implementation of an Article 4 Direction by writing an email of support to: Planning_Policy@bathnes.gov.uk The email does not have to be long and is best in your own words. You can also ask to be kept informed of developments as the policy progresses.
If I can assist you in any way or answer any questions you may have please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07786 830900.
Cllr Will Sandry