The Council had just announced that, from 30 November 2013 planning permission will be required to convert houses in our Ward into Homes in Multiple Occupation (HMO). Permission is already required where a house is not a single family home. It is good news for our area because family housing is a planning priority so permission should not, generally be given. Some of our roads have suffered more than others from an excessive number of poorly managed and maintained houses with multiple tennants. The Heartlands development, when built will provide studio, one and two bedrooms flats, further increasing the importance of family housing.
While this is good news, we need to ensure the council does not carve out an exception to the policy for our roads - WE NEED TO WATCH THEM CLOSELY.
The direction will remove permitted development rights from property owners who want to change a household home (Class3) into a house in multiple occupation (HMO-Class4).
Under current planning rules, homeowners of properties with fewer than three storeys can usually convert the home into a dwelling for multiple unrelated tenants without planning permission, creating a loss of family housing.
by John Miles Saturday was the first of the month. Eight […]
Our report on the first Wood Green Summit, organised on Zoom by the Wood Green Business Improvement District. After the grandiosity of the Heartlands developments might Haringey be discovering a sense of proportion?
Last year, 2020, was one of the busiest in our organisation's history.
The redevelopment of Mayes Corner and our ongoing fight to make Hornsey Park Road a Living Street' have seen some successes but also setbacks.
So where do we go from here?
There will be a playground and new green space by the lime trees. But most residents live on the other site of Hornsey Park Road. What better reason to install a new crossing and traffic calming measures?
We’ve decided to call off this Saturday’s meeting about Hornsey Park Road. MP Catherine West was to join have joined us at 11am by the new benches at ‘Mayes Corner’ at the back of the Shopping Mall. A lot of neighbours and friends were planning to attend. Although the government’s changed restrictions don’t apply until Monday this no longer seems a safe thing to do. Catherine will meet individual members of the Hornsey Park Road a Living Street group in the course of the morning instead.
© Parkside Malvern Residents Association