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Multiple Occupation

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to make a decision on whether a change in the Use Classes Order to recognise houses in multiple occupation is required; and what assessment he has made of the extent to which local planning policies would need to change in the event of such recognition. (281589)

The Department is currently consulting on houses in multiple occupation and possible planning responses. The consultation period closes on 7 August, we will then consider the responses and determine a way forward.

It would be for local planning authorities to determine what changes are needed in their local planning policies in the event of a change to the Use Classes Order.