DEV11 - Houses in Multiple Occupation in the Plymouth Article 4 Direction Area

The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan is now at the public examination stage. Keep up to date with what's happening on our Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Examination page.

In order to support mixed and balanced communities and to ensure a range of housing needs continue to be accommodated in Plymouth's Article 4 Direction Area, the LPA will not support applications for Homes in Multiple Occupation unless:

  1. The proportion of dwelling units in multiple occupation (including the proposed site) does not exceed 10 per cent of the total dwelling stock within 100 metres of the application site.
  2. The application site does not sandwich a C3 dwelling unit between two HMO properties.