In 2012, we introduced an Article 4 Direction in relation to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

The Article 4 Direction removes 'permitted development rights' for this type of development and requires a planning application to be submitted to change a property from a dwelling house into an HMO.

See a detailed map showing the Article 4 Direction area boundary.

All enquiries regarding to the HMO Article 4 Direction should be directed to our Planning Enquiries Team.

Further information

See supplementary planning documents (SPD) which relate to controlling the concentration of HMOs or get further information about other Article 4 Directions in York.

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