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Appeal: No evidence that HMOs caused ‘proliferation of lettings boards’

Pontypridd / Ade Rixon

An inspector has allowed plans for a change of use to HMO in Pontypridd, after rejecting the local authority's ruling that HMOs are the main cause of ‘a proliferation of lettings boards’ and other harmful visual factors.

The proposal sought to convert a four-bedroom terraced house in the residential area of Treforest into a house of multiple occupation (HMO). Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council blocked the proposal on the grounds that increasing the concentration of HMOs in the area would harm the character of the area through “a proliferation of lettings boards” and other social problems........
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