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HMOs | Uplands Labour

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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