Northern Ireland Planning Service

Belfast City Council Houses in Multiple Occupation Subject Plan 2015: Publication of Draft Plan

Published on Tue, 27 Jun 2006
The Planning Service has published a draft version of the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) Subject Plan for Belfast City Council Area 2015.
This consultation ended on Tue, 22 Aug 2006 at 5:00pm


Introduction

The Planning Service has published a draft version of the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) Subject Plan for Belfast City Council Area 2015.
There is growing concern at the increasing number of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and the concentration of such accommodation in certain parts of Belfast City Council area. Local community groups and the media have highlighted the impact that such accommodation and its associated activity is having on the amenity of these areas.

Aim

The Belfast HMO Plan aims to protect the amenity of areas where multiple occupation is, or is likely to become, concentrated; accommodate the need and demand for multiple occupation, focus HMO development in areas where it can contribute to regeneration and promote appropriate development of purpose built student accommodation.

Responding to this Draft Subject Plan

The Department is now inviting representations, either supporting or objecting to any of the Plan’s Proposals over an eight week period ending on 22nd August 2006.
Representations either supporting or objecting to any of the Plan Proposals must be submitted in writing and must be received not later than 5.00pm on 22 August 2006.
Representations should, where appropriate, be accompanied by an up to date map clearly identifying any lands to which they relate. It should be noted that all representations received will be available for public inspection.
Representations should be addressed to:
Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
2nd Floor
Bedford House
16-22 Bedford Street
Belfast BT2 7FD
Email: belfast.ma.plan@doeni.gov.uk
Telephone:
(028) 9025 2870
Fax: (028) 9025 2967
The Belfast City Council Area HMO Subject Plan maps are not available online due to their file size. To obtain these maps please contact the BMAP Team on the address above.
Map No Map Title
1 Inner East Belfast
2 Outer East Belfast
3 South Belfast (East)
4 South Belfast (West)
5 Inner West
6 Outer West
7 North Belfast
8 Belfast City Centre
9 University Policy Area

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