• Gail Collins

Permission secured for large student house in Selly Oak

We are delighted to have secured retrospective planning permission for our client, Shorton Property, for a change of use of a terraced house in Bournbrook, Selly Oak, to a 7 bedroom ‘House in Multiple Occupation’ (HMO). The permission follows a request from Birmingham City Council’s Enforcement Team to regularise the use of the property.

The property sits within the ‘student’ area of Bournbrook, close to Birmingham University. We reviewed the Council’s policies in respect of larger HMOs and closely liaised with the Council, both Planning and the Enforcement officers.

We were aware that there have been refusals for large HMOs in the area and provided a detailed justification why the change of use should be approved in this instance. The Council agreed with our view and subsequently, the application was approved under delegated powers.


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