Log in | Register
04/05/2017

Appeal: ‘No empirical evidence’ that HMO would harm social cohesion

Pontypridd / Ade Rixon

Permission has been granted to convert a four-bedroom home into a house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Pontypridd, after an inspector decided that there was no empirical evidence to support local residents’ claims that HMOs harm social cohesion and fuel antisocial behaviour.

The house is in a “relatively dense urban environment” in Pontypridd, north of Cardiff. Around 30 per cent of houses in the area are registered HMOs, most of which accommodate students of the nearby University of South Wales. The area was one of six locations studied for a 2015 report by the Welsh government on HMOs and their impact on communities. Inspector Paul Selby acknowledged .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

THE PLANNER is the Official Magazine for the RTPI

Not a member?
60 day free trial of our premium content when you Register Now

Or log in as a subscriber

Go back to The Planner Home Page

Tags

FEATURES

  • Planners have an important part to play in conserving the best of the past in our built environment. But even historic buildings must be allowed to remain vital in the present, Chris Miele tells Simon Wicks

    Chris Miele by Peter Searle
  • The Hills at Charlesworth Sustainability Plaza in Edmonton, Canada, is this year’s winner of the RTPI’s International Award for Planning Excellence. Huw Morris looks at the scheme

  • Can the permitted development right to convert offices into housing create functioning communities? Here’s what RTPI student research award-winner Jacob George found when he surveyed the sociaL impacts of permitted development in Newcastle upon tyne