HMO’s Update – ‘We seem to be getting somewhere’ – July 2016
More success enforcing our planning policies. There have been 3 appeals recently dismissed:
22 St Mary Magdalene St – link to press release here:
Also dismissed were appeals on 69 Ewhurst Road and 45 Newmarket Street.
The inspector at 69 Ewhurst extended the notice period until the end of the year. The Council’s Trading Standards officer has written to the letting agency ensuring that they know the property can’t be let as an HMO beyond that time.
COUNCIL PRESS releases
Report into the Results of Initial Parking Consultation
The papers are now on the council website and if you follow this link you will find them (page 157 of the report)
RECOMMENDATIONS Paragraph 2.1
That the Committee approves:
(a) That a detailed design proposal for a resident parking scheme as a 9am-8pm or light touch (two periods during the day) and either Monday to Sunday or Monday to Friday be consulted upon in the whole area apart from the Craven Vale area.(Appendix A).
(b)That a detailed design proposal for a resident parking scheme as a 9am – 8pm (Monday to Sunday or Monday to Friday) parking scheme or an extension to Area U (light touch scheme) be consulted upon in the Craven Vale area
Please note also…
6.4 This is based on the analysis of the results across the four distinct areas, however, it is important to clarify future boundaries may be different to those defined in the appendices. The distinct areas were simply to give an indication of the results in certain parts of the consultation area.
Minutes of Meeting 6th June 2016
Date of next meeting Monday 12th September 7pm at the Hanover Pub
Parking Consultation Frequently Asked Questions http://wp.me/P1H9jH-oT
Council confirm timetable for Parking consultation http://wp.me/P1H9jH-kD
Reminder of the representation made to the Council .
As the result of the transport and parking survey undertaken by residents via Hanover & Elm Grove Local Action Team (HEGLAT), with 1101 surveys returned, we the residents, now ask Brighton & Hove City Council to undertake the development of a mutually agreed proposal. This is to be followed by a consultation on a Controlled Parking Zone in the area, based on the Community Parking Plan as devised and proposed by the residents and HEGLAT. The outline of this Community Parking Plan having already been discussed with, and positively and constructively received by council officers and councillors in meetings prior to this representation.”
Checking on whether a HMO is licensed – How to Guide available https://heglat.wordpress.com/?page_id=1592&preview=true
University’s city shopfront now open
The information centre, at 91 Lewes Road near Sainsbury’s at the Vogue Gyratory, provides a showcase for the University’s range of courses, its research expertise and displays of student work.
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, the centre is a point of contact for engaging with current students, local residents, businesses, future university students, parents and teachers.
Members of the public will be welcomed through the doors to discuss University news and student accommodation and find out about campus events.
HEGLAT would encourage all residents in our area to use this shopfront as a place where you can call in if you have any issues with students, student behaviour and HMOs.
STREET IMPROVEMENTS SURVEY
The survey http://wp.me/P1H9jH-ow can be downloaded and edited by someone who would like to be a street rep and take responsibility for surveying the residents of their own street to get more ideas about how their street can be improved. Completed surveys can be handed in at HEGLAT meetings or to HEGLAT representatives.