Some local authorities have introduced planning policies for Homes in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in an attempt to restrict their increase in areas in which their concentration is regarded as having become too great. Norwich City Council does not currently have such planning policies.
This paper considers firstly the evidence relating to the growth of HMOs in Norwich and secondly which planning policy measures could be taken to address the issues around HMOs. It also takes account of how any planning policy measures could be combined
with licensing measures.
This document is our submission to Norwich City Councils’ consultation on Article 4 Planned Permission for HMOs –