Housing space standards policy and HMOs

In 2012 the Council adopted a housing space standards policy for new dwellings and housings in multiple occupation. An Article 4 direction, which controls the change of use from a family dwelling to a house in multiple occupation (HMO) in certain wards, came into force in February 2013.

The affected wards were Shear Brow, Corporation Park, Wensley Fold, Mill Hill, Ewood, Sudell and Sunnyhurst.