Letter to Oldfield Park residents

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 willsandry@blueyonder.co.uk or phone 07786 830900.

Cllr Will Sandry

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  1. Chris Coles says:

    I have been a struggling single parent most of my life and have never claimed any benefits, but worked hard to buy my house in Oldfield Park as this is my pension fund (I could not afford a private pension and am self employed.)
    I hope to rent a small accommodation and live off the proceeds of renting out my house when I have finally paid for it and retired.
    I you limit who I can rent to I will be less well off and I feel it is my right to choose to whom I rent my property. i intend to be a caring landlady and vet my tenants carefully, not using an agency.
    I have always had student neighbours and have never had any problems with them. So I am opposed to limiting the number of HMOs.
    Yours sincerely,

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