Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Consultation

Broxtowe Borough Council are now consulting on a draft HMO SPD which has been prepared by the Planning Policy team. This will support the Article 4 Direction which came into force on 26th March 2022 covering parts of Beeston and Beeston Rylands. The Article 4 Direction means that planning permission is now needed to change the use of a dwellinghouse to a HMO with 3-6 residents within the specified area. Once adopted, the SPD will be used to help guide decisions for change of use planning applications for small HMOs within the specified area.

The Draft HMO SPD, along with a response form, can be viewed or downloaded from the Borough Council’s website at the following link (which will activate on Monday 11th April 2022):

Broxtowe Borough Council is inviting comments on this draft document for the period until 5pm on 14th May 2022. All comments received by this time will be considered and will help to inform the final version of the document.

Responses to this consultation can be sent to Broxtowe Borough Council’s Planning Policy Team by the email address or postal address below.

Email for responses:

Postal address for responses:

Houses in Multiple Occupation SPD Consultation,
Planning Department,
Broxtowe Borough Council,
Council Offices,
Foster Avenue,
NG9 1AB.

If you have any questions or require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dave Lawson by telephoning 0115 917 3452 or by sending an email to


  1. Somewhat unrelated, but had anyone heard of an update for the plans for the old Bramcote Hills Golf course? Are we now at a stage where the outline planning has expired or are we still anticipating a new full planning application?


  2. At the last CAT Meeting the developer’s architect said a revised full planning application was being prepared for submission which would take into account the Planning Inspector’s comments made when the rejection of the first planning application was upheld. The buildings on the northern boundary of the site will reputedly be low rise.

    To further cheer you up, the architect also said a revised planning application was being prepared for the land off Sandy Lane.


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