News from Nottingham and the surrounding area.

Broxtowe Borough Council Moves to Control HMOs in Beeston

Writing in the Nottingham Post on Wednesday 6 April 2022, Matt Jarram and Julian Turner Content Editor reported that an Article 4 Direction aimed at controlling the development of new HMOs in Beeston became effective on 26 March 2022 in response to concerns by residents about the increase in students living in HMOs in Beeston and the impact on the local community.

Nottingham Magistrates' Court to Hear Case of Director of Companies Renting Properties in the City Without Licence

On Wednesday 30 March 2022, Peter Hennessy, Nottingham Post Senior Journalist, reported that the case of the director of four different companies, who it is alleged illegally rented out six properties in the city, will be heard by Nottingham Magistrates' Court in June 2022.

Netherfield Against HMOs Calls on Gedling Borough Council to Change Planning Rules

Writing on Tuesday 8 March 2022, Nottingham Post's Jake Brigstock reported on a campaign starting in Netherfield calling for Gedling Borough Council to follow the lead of Nottingham City Council and Broxtowe Borough Council and introduce changes to planning legislation (namely an Article 4 Direction) to enable control over the number of future HMOs in Netherfield.

Planning Permission Recommended for 13 Storey Student Accommodation: "Every Building in the Area Is Being Turned Into Student Accommodation"

Writing in the Nottingham Post on Friday 13 August 2021, Joshua Hartley reported that Nottingham City Council's Planning Committee are being recommended to approve a planning application for a 13-storey, 629 bed student accommodation building to replace the vacant former Royal Mail sorting office on Bath Street, Sneinton. Members of the Victoria Park Tenants & Residents' Association say it will overshadow St Mary's Rest Garden and add to the number of students already in the area.

Updated Plans Produced for 40-Storey Student Accommodation on Huntingdon Street

On Thursday 3 March 2022, Nottingham Post's Trainee Reporter, Joshua Hartley, posted an update on plans for a 40-storey student development to house more than 1500 students on a site off Huntingdon Street and Glasshouse Street in the city centre. Plans have not yet been submitted to Nottingham City Council but, should they be accepted, the development will be the tallest in Nottingham, overlooking and dwarfing the Victoria Centre flats.