Planning Committee date for Application 19/2590/FUL - 2 Bruce Road
Received: 9 September 2019
5. Planning Policy
The Core Strategy states at Paragraph 7.2.11 'According to the SHLAA non self-contained accommodation such as Homes in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and student halls of residence is expected to contribute nearly 2,000 new homes'.
Policy DM09 encourages the development of HMO accommodation. Paragraph 10.3.2 of the Development Management document states 'HMO are an important source of low cost, private sector housing for students, those on low incomes and those seeking temporary accommodation'.
This proposal would contribute 8 new HMO units to an established need. There is limited HMO availability nearby. The plan at Appendix A shows the location of other HMO properties within a 2km radius of the site.
Barnet Homes advise that currently there are 85 clients under the age of 35 seeking HMO accommodation.
The recommendation refers to correspondence from Barnet Homes advising that there is an identified demand for HMO places within the vicinity of the site. Please send me copies of this correspondence.