The Council is currently preparing a Houses in Multiple Occupation and Small Flats Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).
The focus of this SPD is proposals for Houses in Multiple Occupation and small flats (including studios and self-contained bedsits). Its particular focus is on conversions and changes of use rather than new build schemes as these are much less common in Burnley. The principles and guidance would still be relevant to new build schemes, but a wider range of considerations would also be applicable.
Whilst Burnley’s Local Plan includes policies that are used to assess applications for new HMO’s and small flats (where schemes require planning approval), the SPD provides more detail on these policies and how they apply to these types of developments. It has been prepared to assist property owners, planning applicants, planning officers and elected councillors in preparing, commenting on, and determining planning applications.
The Council is inviting comment on a draft of this document as part of a 7-week public consultation running from 15 December 2021 until 2 February 2022.
Viewing the draft SPD
The draft SPD and Consultation Statement can be viewed below and from the Downloads section on the right hand side of this page.
Paper copies are also available at the Council’s Contact Burnley Offices and Burnley and Padiham Libraries during their opening hours.
Commenting on the SPD
Any comments must be in writing and should be received by the Council no later than 5pm on Wednesday 2 February 2022 in order make sure they can be taken into consideration.
The Council’s preferred method for receiving consultation responses is via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can submit your comments by post to the address below.
Burnley Borough Council
Economy and Growth
Burnley, Lancashire BB11 9SA
Please note that your comments cannot be treated as confidential and can be inspected on request and may be published on the Council’s website. Your signature, phone number and email address will not be disclosed or published.
A revised SPD will be prepared taking into account the consultation responses received and will be presented to the Council’s Executive Committee for formal adoption in Spring 2022.