Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs)
Students bring life and wealth to our community, but too many Houses in Multiple Occupation threaten to make Uplands and Brynmill a student ‘ghost town’, deserted in the vacation. The badly managed HMOs harm the quality of life of all who live in them and near them.
HMO Policy Success: 60 Bernard Street!
Last year, a planning application to convert the former Tofts Building at 60 Bernard Street into a 17 unit student accommodation block provoked a lot of local opposition. Nick and Mary campaigned against it, but before it went to Planning Committee it was thrown out...read more
Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) continue to be a problem in Uplands
A mixed outcome for Uplands at the last Planning Committee meeting. The application to turn the former Twizzle Lodge into an 8 unit student accommodation block was approved, despite the objections of many residents and representations made by councillors. Cllr Mary...read more
Taking Action on HMO Numbers and Standards
Over many years, the number of Houses in Multiple Occupation in Uplands and Brynmill has grown. HMO over-density means that we have ‘ghost streets’ and poorly managed, shabby looking HMOs, with refuse piling up outside, are bad for everyone’s quality of life, whether...read more
Letting Boards – How You Can Help
The number of letting boards in Uplands and Brynmill, advertising vacant Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) is a matter of local concern. It makes the area look shabby, as if no one wants to live here. Letting agents keeps these up all year, even if there isn’t a...read more
Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) for HMOs
For many years, the number of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in Uplands and Brynmill has grown to unsustainable levels. The over-density means that we have ‘ghost streets’ and poorly managed, shabby looking HMOs, with refuse piling up outside, are bad for...read more