April 2000, Leeds (Lobby) and Birmingham (TARA) begin national
network, and Sheffield (Broomhill) and Loughborough (Storer Road)
May 2000, Hull joins network.
November 2000, Nottingham (Forum) and Southampton (Polygon) join
February 2001, Manchester (Platt Lane) joins network
July 2001, Lincoln (West End) joins network.
6 October 2001, Birmingham visits Leeds.
April 2002, York (Groves) joins network.
July 2002, Cardiff (Forum) joins network.
16 August 2002, Nottingham visits Leeds.
October 2002, Coventry (Spon End) and Sheffield (Broomhall Park
& Sharrowvale) join network, and on 17 October, Leeds visits
December 2002, St Anne's joins network.
July 2003, York (Groves NA & Heslington) and Belfast (Holyland)
September 2003, Southampton (Federation) joins network.
October 2003, Glasgow (Hillhead), Plymouth and Nottingham (NAG)
14 January 2004, Use Classes
Order, representation to DOE, Northern Ireland, and Coleraine
(Portstewart) joins network.
12 February 2004 (with Nottingham) Managing
Multiple Occupancy, representation to Minister for Housing,
Planning & Regeneration.
May 2004, Durham (Crossgates) and Bristol (Redland) join network.
June 2004, Bath (Federation) joins network.
22 October 2004, Unipol Conference, Students, Housing &
Community, Leeds, attended by members ('What
the Community wants' presented); 29 October, Liverpool visits
November 2004: St Andrews and Liverpool (Marybone) join, and National
HMO Lobby formally constituted (with 28 groups in 22 towns);
document (revised January, April 2005); 29 November, Use
Classes Order, representation to Minister for Housing,
Planning & Regeneration.
13 December 2004, Accreditation
in Scotland, representation to Communities Scotland.
January 2005, Lobby website launched, and Edinburgh (MAGPIE) joins
Lobby; 18 January, letter to Guardian;
19 January, Belfast Metropolitan
Area Plan, representation to DOE, Northern Ireland.
February 2005, Response
to Consultation on Implementation of HMO Licensing, representation
March 2005, What is a HMO? briefing bulletin;
3 March, Use Classes Order,
representation to Minister for Housing, Planning & Regeneration;
10 March, Scotland Regional Meeting; and Leicester (Knyghton) joins
April 2005, London (CRARAG), Southampton (Residents Action Group)
and Swansea (Brynmill & Uplands) join the Lobby; 29 April, letter
2 May 2005, Housing (Scotland) Bill,
to the Communities Committee of the Scottish Parliament; May 2005,
Sustainable Communities, representation
to the newly-appointed Minister for Housing & Planning, Yvette
Cooper MP; Householder Consents,
representation to ODPM; Canterbury (Hale's Place RA) joins the Lobby.
June 2005, Downstream South (Bath) joins the Lobby.
July 2005, Highfield Residents Association (Southampton) joins
the Lobby; 14 July, Nottingham visits Leeds.
September 2005, Saint John's Residents' Association (Bristol) joins
the Lobby; 2 September, Leeds, Loughborough & Nottingham meet
in Nottingham; Belfast Metropolitan
Area Plan, representation to DOE, Northern Ireland.
October 2005, Hull leaves the Lobby (due to demise of Newington
Citizens Action Group), and Hatfield joins; Affordability
& the Supply of Housing, representation to Commons
Select Committee on ODPM; Make Landlords
of HMOs Pay Tax, petition launched by Campaign for a Sustainable
1-2 November 2005, Liverpool visits Belfast; 24 November, N2K Community
Conference Holyland, Belfast, attended by National Co-ordinator;
Local HMO Plans briefing bulletin;
Report 2005 compiled.
December 2005, Jesmond RA (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) joins the Lobby.
January 2006, Accounting for
Sustainability and Keeping the
Peace discussion documents; 24 January, Living
in the Shadow of the Ivory Tower, press release; 25 January,
Universities UK The Engagement
of Students and Higher Education Institutions with their Communities
Conference, London, attended by National Co-ordinator.
1 February 2006, Studentification,
representation to Minister for Higher Education; 10 February, Campaign
for the Sustainability of Canterbury Students & Community
Working Together Conference, Canterbury, attended by National
April 2006, Balanced Communities
discussion document; Talbot Village RA (Poole) and Claremont RA
(Blackpool) join the Lobby; 21 April, Sustainable Communities
Seminar, Durham, attended by National Co-ordinator; Parliamentary
HMO Lobby, representations to MPs.
May 2006, Bangor joins the Lobby; 12 May, Students & Communities
Revisited, Unipol Conference, Nottingham, attended by members
from a dozen towns ('Students, Community
& Sustainability' to be presented); 25 May, letter
June 2006, Ten Point Plan
briefing bulletin; 19 June 2006 Faint
Praise for Universities news release; 27 June, Universities
UK, Students & Communities
Living in Harmony? House of Commons, attended by NAG, representing
July 2006, Mandatory HMO Licensing Notification Form [available
from National HMO Lobby]; Old Trafford Group (Manchester) joins
the Lobby; 7 & 14 July, letters
August 2006, Fern Avenue Residents Group (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
joins the Lobby; 10 August, Silo
thinking misses the boat, news release; 12 August, letter
September 2006, From
Decent Homes to Sustainable Communities, representation
to DCLG; 8 September 'It's good
to discourage' Comment Inside Housing; 13 September,
letter to Guardian; 28 September,
letter to Country Life; Badger
Hill Action Group joins the Lobby.
October 2006, The Supply
of Rented Housing, representation to Select Committee for
Communities & Local Government; Students
in the Private Rented Sector, briefing bulletin; 30 October,
University of York Public Inquiry, evidence submitted by National
November 2006, Report 2006 compiled;
East Bassett RA and Bassett, Highfield & Swaythling Community
Action Forum (both Southampton) join the Lobby.
January 2007, Alexandra Quay Management Company (Southampton) joins
1 February 2007, East Midlands Regional Meeting, Nottingham; Nottingham
Action Group website.
2 March 2007, 'What Communities Want'
NUS Students and the Community Forum Roundtable Think Tank,
London; 7 March, 'The Trauma of Turnover'
Connecting Coastal Communities, BURA Seaside Network Conference,
Scarborough; 28 March, 'Mug the
Minister' simultaneous representations to Minister for Local
Government & Community Cohesion, by Loughborough, Nottingham
and National HMO Lobby.
3 April 2007, 'Students in the Community:
Studentification' Annual Conference, ASRA, Swansea;
26 April, letter to Local Government
8 May 2007, Loughborough delegation met
the Minister for Local Government, London; Egham RA, Surrey, joins
5 June 2007, News Release NUS:
Not Under Stood; 7 June, 'Students
in the Community: Studentification' SE Regional Meeting,
ASRA, Greenwich; 19 June, 'Studentification:
Tackling Causes, Tackling Effects', Studentification: the
next steps, Conference, Norwich; 27 June, 'The
National HMO Lobby', APPG Inaugural Meeting, Westminster.
12 September 2007, Regeneration & Renewal Balanced Mixed
Communities Conference, Manchester, attended by Nationla Co-ordinator;
20 September, BURA Social Challenge of the Seaside Rhyl,
attended by National Co-ordinator; Falmouth Pact Panel and Treforest
Residents Association, Pontypridd, join the Lobby.
October 2007, A Representation
on Homes for the Future
Housing Green Paper presented to DCLG; October, 'Love
Thy Neighbour' Campus Life, #02, p6; 25 October, Universities
UK Uni & the Community Conference, London, attended
by National Co-ordinator; 25 October, Engaging
with the Community: Open Letter to Our Universities presented
to President, Universities UK; Bede Park Area Action Group, Leicester,
joins the Lobby.
November 2007, Report 2007 compiled;
launched; Winton Community
Forum, Bournemouth, joins the Lobby.
5 February 2008, Nottingham delegation met
the Minister for Planning, London.
4 March 2008, DCLG, Private Rented Sector Review, Policy Round
Table: Student Housing, London;
5 March, Balanced Communities
or Studentification? News Release; 5 March, Representation
on A New University Challenge; 13 March, East Midlands
Regional Meeting, Nottingham; 13 March, National HMO Lobby Balanced
Communities & Studentification launch, Nottingham;
Withington Civic Society, Manchester, and Swansea
Sustainable Community Initiative join the Lobby.
9 April 2008, DCLG HMOs Seminar, London;
April, UCO & HMO Hymn Sheet;
MAGPIE (Edinburgh) disbanded; 21 April, Briefing Bulletin on Residents
Parking Zones circulated.
13 May 2008, visit by Iain Wright, Minister for Planning, to Loughborough
June 2008, Divinity Road Area Residents Association, Oxford, and
Palatine Road Committee and King Edward Avenue West Committee Action
Group, both in Blackpool, join the Lobby.
July 2008, Elm Grove Area Residents Action Group, Brighton, and
Proprietors of Monkwood Court, Edinburgh, join the Lobby.
August 2008, Gerald Road East Action Team (GREAT), Salford, joins
the Lobby; 21 August, representation on Sustainable
Development in Higher Education; representation on New
2 September 2008, letter to Guardian;
24 September, National Co-ordinator attends HEFCE consultation on
New University Challenge in Leeds;
Albion Residents Group, Salford, and Stockmore Street Residents
Association, Oxford, join the Lobby.
October 2008, representation on HMO &
November, representation on PRS Review
2008; discussion document on Second
Homes for Students; 17 November, representation on The
Future of Higher Education; and Report
17 December 2008, visit by Iain Wright, Minister for Planning,
January 2009, Brandling Village Residents Association, Newcastle,
joins the Lobby; 27 January, National Co-ordinator attends BURA
reception on Turning the Tide of HMOs in Coastal Towns
in Westminster; 28 January, East Midlands Co-ordinator attends Unipol
conference on the Rugg Review; 30 January, Evidence
on HMO Licensing presented to BRE.
17 March 2009, Planning Minister Iain Wright MP visits Southampton;
March, South East Fallowfield Residents Group, Manchester, joins
23 April 2009, Dr Darren Smith & Dr Richard Tyler 'Studentification:
success & failure of the PRS' presented to Northern Housing
Consortium The future contribution & potential of Private
Sector Housing conference, Harrogate; April 2009, Chichester
Residents' Associations Co-ordinating Group joins the Lobby.
13 May 2009, campaign on the CLG consultation on Houses
in multiple occupation and possible planning responses
begun; 14 May Campaign Bulletin 01 circulated; 18 May,
Campaign Bulletin 02 circulated; 20 May, Campaign Bulletin
03 circulated; East Salford Community Committee HMO Subgroup
joins the Lobby.
2 June 2009, Campaign Bulletin 04 circulated; 8 June,
Campaign Bulletins 05 and 06 circulated; 12 June,
National HMO Seminar in Birmingham; 15 June, Campaign
Bulletins 07 (Seminar Report) and 08 circulated; 16
June, Campaign Bulletin 09 circulated; 17 June, Campaign
Bulletin 10 circulated.
16 July 2009, Campaign Bulletins 11 and 12 circulated;
30 July, delegation to CLG, and Response
to the CLG Consultation on Houses in Multiple Occupation and possible
planning responses presented to CLG; Kingsdown Conservation
Group (Bristol) joins the Lobby.
4 August 2009, Campaign Bulletin 13 (Delegation Report)
circulated; 6 August, Representation
on the consultation on the Government Response to the Rugg Review
submitted to CLG; 10 August, Campaign Bulletin 14 (Campaign
15 December 2009, Report 2009 circulated;
16 December, letter to Guardian.
27 January 2010, Housing & Planning Minister John Healey MP
visits Oxford and announces new planning
measures on HMOs, in response to the consultation in 2009, and
a new consultation on licensing
9 February 2010, Covenants on HMOs briefing bulletin;
10 February, interim Campaign Bulletin 15 (Outcomes) circulated;
17 February, National Co-ordinator joins Panel at Volunteering England's
Policy Seminar on 'Can students be good citizens?' in London; 22
February, A Response to
the Consultation on General Consents for Licensing Schemes
presented to CLG.
12 March 2010, revised Campaign Bulletin 15 (Outcomes)
06 April 2010, final Campaign Bulletin 15 (Outcomes) circulated;
13 April, letter from Co-ordinator to David Cameron MP, Leader of
the Opposition, and others on EDM
1200, jointly with Chair of NORA; 18 April, joint letter to
Grant Shapps MP, Shadow Housing Minister, and others; 21 April,
Co-ordinator meets Grant Shapps in Headingley.
06 May 2010, briefing bulletins on Local HMO Policy circulated.
16 & 19 June 2010, Co-ordinator holds telephone consultation
with new Minister for Housing, Grant Shapps, on new proposals for
HMO legislation; 20 June, Update on HMO Legislation circulated to
Lobby; 24 June, Co-ordinator meets officers at CLG regarding consultation
on HMO legislation proposals; 25 June, Update 2 circulated; 30 June,
Update 3 circulated.
01 July 2010, Response
to the Consultation on HMOs: Changes to Planning Legislation
submitted to CLG; 22 July, Update 4 circulated to Lobby.
07 September 2010, Lobby notified that new Statutory Instruments
have been tabled; 08 September, update circulated on current developments;
13 September, update (4) circulated, and notice of possible judicial
review; 15 September, notice of EDMs 729 and 730 circulated; 26
September, update (5) circulated; New Way Tenants & Residents
Association, Ormskirk, joins the Lobby.
01 October 2010, update (6) circulated to Lobby, confirming that
the new Statutory Instruments came into force; 19 October, update
(7) circulated, reporting refusal of Judicial Review of the new
November 2010, Sunnyside Residents Association, Northampton, joins
the Lobby; 30 November, meeting of members from Bournemouth and
Southampton with CLG officers; 30 November, representation
on Proposals for changes to planning application fees in England
submitted to CLG; briefing bulletin on HMO Legislation in England;
and Annual Report 2010 circulated.
December, Iffley Road Area Residents Association, Oxford, joins
January 2011, briefing bulletin on Universities & HMOs.
February 2011, briefing bulletin on Article 4 Directions;
North East Bassett Residents Association, Southampton, joins the
03 March 2011, Witness Statement
submitted to Milton Keynes Council in support of their claim for
judicial review of HMO legislation.
17 June 2011, briefing bulletin on Model HMO Policy circulated.
28 July 2011, update on Article 4 Directions circulated.
25 August 2011, Representation on
Change of Use in the Planning System presented to CLG.
14 October 2011, Representation on Draft
National Planning Policy Framework presented to CLG; updates
on Article 4 Directions and HMO policy circulated throughout October,
including reference to the first Direction, in Manchester, effective
from 8 October; briefing bulletin on National HMO Policy.
November 2011, briefing bulletins Keeping the Peace and
Rubbish Bins circulated.
12 December 2011, Annual Report 2011
16 January 2012, comment on
the Regulation of HMOs posted on the Red Tape Challenge website;
National HMO Lobby mailing list updated.
February 2012, South Earlsdon Neighbourhood Association, Coventry,
and St. Michael’s Road Area Residents Association, Canterbury,
join the Lobby.
7 March 2012, Representation
on Waste Collection presented to DEFRA; 9 March, representation
to Secretary of State, CLG, on business rates for HMOs.
April 2012, article on 'The
View from the Local Community' contributed to NUS The Future
of Student Housing.
May 2012, Whinney Hill Community Group, Durham, joins the Lobby.
29 June 2012, briefing bulletin Objections to HMO Developments
in England circulated.
17 July 2012, request for info on HMO Appeal Decisions circulated.
September 2012, Morley Grove HMO Action Group, Harlow, joins the
11 October 2012, Representation
on Sustainable Development Indicators presented to DEFRA.
12 December 2012, response to the consultation on Extending
permitted development rights for homeowners and businesses
submitted to CLG.
10 January 2013, Memorandum on the Private Rented Sector
submitted to the CLG Committee Inquiry.
24 February 2013, notice circulated of Briefing Bulletin on HMO
08 April 2013, Gosford Park Residents Association, Coventry, joins
13 May 2013, the Lobby gave oral evidence to the CLG Committee
Inquiry on the Private Rented Sector, at Leeds Town Hall.
31 July 2013, the Lobby lobbied the government over its Guidance
on Bin Charging on Student Accommodation.
09 August 2103, the Lobby responded to the government consultation
on an extension of permitted development (PD) rights, approving
the exclusion of HMOs from conversion of shops to dwellings
20 September 2013, St. Paul’s Road Area Residents Association,
Cheltenham, joins the Lobby.
09 December 2013, Ormskirk Residents Group joins the Lobby.
23 September 2014, the Lobby responded to the government's Technical
Consultation on Planning.
20 October 2014, Fallowfield Community Guardians join the Lobby.
13 November 2014, CP4SO in Selly Oak in Birmingham joined the Lobby,
as did Stanmore HMO Lobby in Winchester.
20 April 2015, RokerEye Residents Association in Sunderland joined
26 August 2015, the Lobby responded to the government consultation
on Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental
sector: a technical discussion paper.
07 December 2015, the Lobby responded to the government consultation
on Extending mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation
(HMOs) and related reforms.
August 2016, the Witham Central & Carlton Road Neighbourhood
Action Group joins the Lobby.
August-September 2016, the Co-ordinator circulated Memos on HMO-related
issues, including definition, planning, licensing, taxation and
19 September 2016, SoLAR (South Leamington Area Residents) joins
27 November 2016, the Co-ordinator published a letter
in The Observer on second homes for students.
01 December 2016, the Lobby responded to the CLG consultation paper
on Houses in Multiple Occupation and residential property licensing
11 January 2017, the Co-ordinator wrote to the Minister for Housing
& Planning about classing student houses as second homes.
10 March 2017, the Minister for Housing & Planning rejected
the proposal to class student houses as second homes.
16 July 2017, the Co-ordinator published a letter
in The Observer on 16 July on HE funding.
August 2017, the Evington Footpath Conservation Area Society in
Leicester joined the Lobby.
08 May 2018, the Lobby responded to the MHCLG consultation on a
Draft revised National Planning Policy Framework.
10 January 2019, the Co-ordinator circulated a Briefing on National
January 2019, Henshaw Street Tenants and Residents Association
(London SE17) joined the Lobby.
February 2019, Evington Road Neighbourhood Association in Leicester
joined the Lobby.
March 2019, Reservoir Residents Association in Birmingham joined
August 2019, the group '4 Streets, One Community', in Doncaster,
joined the Lobby.
September 2019, the Belfast HMO Lobby joined the Lobby.
April 2020, the Co-ordinator circulated a Briefing on Houses
in Multiple Occupation.
May 2020, High Kingsdown Residents Association in Bristol joined
July 2020, the Lobby prepared a Response
to SAGE Papers (published on 24 July) on Higher Education and COVID-19
March 2021, the Lobby responded to the MHCLG consultation on the
National Planning Policy Framework, specifically with regard to
Article 4 Directions
March 2021, the Heathdene Area Residents Group joined the Lobby.
17 April 2021, the Lobby submitted evidence to the Inquiry on Permitted
Development Rights by the Select Committee for Housing, Communities
& Local Government.
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