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Citywide Assessment into Impact of Multiple Occupancy Homes

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At a meeting of the Tourism, Development, and Culture Committee (TDC), in City Chambers on June 21st, Councillor Mary Mears sought assurances that Rottingdean Coastal Ward would be properly evaluated in the upcoming evidence gathering exercise to assess the impact of Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in our city.

Conservatives Support Residents’ Association

Cllr Mary Mears, Cllr Lynda Hyde, and Cllr Joe Miller – all Conservatives – represent the Rottingdean Coastal Ward. In response to a request from the Black Rock Residents Association (BRRA) the Conservative Councillors demanded assurances, in the City’s Council Chamber, that residents in the Rottingdean Coastal Ward would be given due consideration in this year’s report recommending where to initiate the process of extending the Article 4 Direction. An Article 4 Direction overrides the permitted development rights relating to changes of use from dwelling-houses to small HMOs.