Birmingham City Council

Residential Uses (Specific Needs) - Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)

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These guidelines provide advice on the planning issues involved in the following types of residential accommodation:

  • Houses in Multiple Occupation
  • Hostels
  • Residential Care
  • Nursing Homes
  • Student Accommodation

The nature of the people living in such accommodation is not relevant in planning terms. However, how the property is used and how it affects the surrounding neighbourhood is vital in meeting local housing needs.

The document explains how we will interpret the policies in the Unitary Development Plan and also sets specific additional policies in relation to student accommodation, both bedroom sizes and facilities.


Document Status : Statutory Policy Document - Adopted June 1992

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Last Updated : 23rd February 2012