New draft planning guidance: houses in multiple occupation

New draft planning guidance: houses in multiple occupation

Give us your views on a new draft Supplementary Planning Document on developing houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).

A consultation was held earlier this year and changes to the draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) have been made in response to comments and suggestions received.

We’ve published:

The deadline for comments is Friday 11 September 2020.

The guidance will support existing Local Plan policy used to decide planning applications for this type of accommodation.

The existing policy aims to encourage balanced communities in Bristol by preventing harmful concentrations of HMOs.

The guidance will help to implement the policy by identifying situations where harmful HMO concentrations might arise.

Give us your feedback

You can email your feedback to

Or in writing to:

Strategic City Planning (City Hall)
PO Box 3399
Bristol BS1 9NE

The draft SPD is available at the Central Library through the call and collect service.