Progressing the Article 4 Direction

In 2014 Cornwall Council agreed to follow up Falmouth Town Council’s request to make an Article 4 Direction to control HMO development in Falmouth. It was agreed that this would occur alongside the development of a Neighbourhood Plan to contain policies to help implement the Article 4.

Since then a considerable amount of work has been done by Cornwall Council in preparation, including obtaining the necessary permissions to proceed, legal assessments, legal drafting, evidence gathering, policy discussions etc. Falmouth Town Council and the Neighbourhood Plan team have been assisting this process throughout, for example by affixing the necessary legal notices to more than 100 locations around the town during May 2016.

The process has now come to a conclusion and the Article 4 Direction has been made.

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