Committee consideration of draft SPP3: Summary of position on quotas for HMOs
By: Shelter Scotland Published: April 2008
A briefing presenting a summary of Shelter's position on quotas for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) to the Local Government and Communities Committee in advance of that Committee's consideration of draft SPP3 - planning for housing.
The main points in the briefing are:
- Shelter has serious concerns about guidance within SPP3 for planning authorities to set quotas on the number of (HMOs) in a geographical area.
- Shelter is by no means convinced that there is a sound case for promoting the use of planning controls over HMO accommodation.
- We call for careful consideration of the impact of existing planning restrictions on the availability of affordable housing and the impact on existing HMO licensing enforcement before revised guidance is published.