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Appeal: Space standards not enforced for Birmingham HMO conversion

Edgbaston / Brian Robert Marshall

An inspector has approved plans to convert an Edgbaston HMO into flats that would fail to meet national space standards because of a ministerial statement ruling that they cannot be applied without a local plan policy.

The appeal concerns a three-storey mid-terraced house in an established residential area of Edgbaston, Birmingham, currently in use as a house in multiple occupation (HMO). There is no permission for the current use, but it has been extant since the 1970s and has not been challenged by Birmingham City Council.The appellant sought permission to extend the house to the rear and convert it into........
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