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Draft supplementary planning guidance

Public Consultation 25th JANUARY – 23rd MARCH 2018

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has prepared new draft Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and is inviting your views on the document.

The Council produces SPG to provide further, necessary detail and guidance relating to certain policies and proposals in the Local Development Plan. This in turn should give more certainty to, and help applicants in the preparation of suitable planning applications to the Council. SPG do not have the same status as adopted development plan policies but are considered a material consideration in determining planning applications.

Recent changes in legislation have determined that planning permission is now required to change the use of a house in single occupation to an HMO. This Draft SPG firstly sets out the issues behind the need for such supplementary guidance in Rhondda Cynon Taf, its connections with other LDP policy and existing SPG, before proposing more specific policy guidance in relation to the permitting of suitable HMO planning applications.

Documents available to view;

These documents and representations forms are also available at local libraries and Council One4All Centres. 

(Please note that the non-technical summary documents are not themselves subject to consultation):

The 8 week consultation on the HMO SPG will commence on the 25th January 2018 and will close on the 23rd March 2018.

Should you wish to make any comments, please do so by no later than 5:00pm on the 23rd March 2018 via one of the following methods:

  • Online Survey
  • Email the completed representation form to:
  • Post the completed representation form to: Planning Policy Team, Floor 2, Sardis House, Sardis Road, Pontypridd, CF37 1DU.

Representations received on the draft SPGs will be considered in the preparation of the final documents.

If you would like more information on the HMO SPG or have any queries regarding the document or the consultation please contact the Planning Policy team on: 01443 494771 or 01443 494775 or via email at