Article 4 Direction

Turning a house into a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) 

The Article 4 Direction means that you need planning permission to change the use of a house (class C3) into an HMO (class C4)

The Article 4 Direction was made under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 and was adopted in 2011. The Article 4 Direction applies to all of Bournemouth.

A copy of the confirmed Article 4 Direction, a map defining the area covered and the Confirmation Notice  can be viewed below