June 16, 2020

COMMENT: Belatedly, I'm posting the comments I submitted to Bristol City Council as part of its consultation on proposals to control the spread of HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupation).

The consultation closed in mid-March, just as we were all becoming transfixed with Cov...

February 28, 2020

A bid to gain planning approval for a new HMO in Cotham Vale has been rejected by the city council, to the relief of the many residents who objected.

The property has been operating illegally as a House in Multiple Occupation since last summer, resulting in a council enf...

February 1, 2020

Efforts to tighten the rules on new HMOs have taken a step forward with the release by Bristol City Council of a Supplementary Planning Document which will now go to public consultation.

Further details, including the document itself, can be found on the council's consul...

January 17, 2020

(Updated 03/02/2020 in third and ninth paragraphs to reflect deadline extension to Feb. 19 and latest tally of objections.)

A Cotham Vale resident is asking for support in preventing the house next door receiving planning approval as an HMO (House of Multiple Occupation)...

January 15, 2020

Clifton Down and Cotham councillors are trying to accelerate efforts to tighten controls on new HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupation), the shared housing popular with students.

With the University of Bristol planning to bring thousands of additional students into the city...

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