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National Developments

National housing and planning policy, including HMOs, is the responsibility, since the Government re-organisation of May 2006, of the Department for Communities & Local Government (CLG). Following the General Election of 6 May 2010, and the formation of a coalition government, the new ministerial team at Communities & Local Government comprised Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Grant Shapps MP, Minister of State for Housing, and Greg Clark MP, Minister of State for Decentralisation (all are Conservatives). Grant Shapps MP was succeeded as Housing Minister by Mark Prisk MP in the ministerial reshuffle of 4 September 2012. The Department's address is Eland House, Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5DU, tel: 0207 944 4101.

1985 Housing Act [Section 345 defines HMO as a house occupied by persons who do not form a single household]
1987 Statutory Instrument 1987 764 Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order [planning legislation on HMOs]
1990 Housing (Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Regulations
1995 Barnes v Sheffield City Council [a house shared by five students was deemed not to be a HMO as they were living as a single household]
1996 Housing Act [Part II provides for discretionary licensing of HMOs]
1 May 1997 Government elected with manifesto commitment to license HMOs
1997 Statutory Instrument 1997 3061 (S.195), Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997
April 1999 DETR Consultation Paper Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation - England.
11 Jan 2000

Harold Best MP, Early Day Motion 240, House of Commons

April 2000 DETR Housing Green Paper Quality & Choice: A decent home for all
April 2000 Leeds HMO Lobby and TARA, Birmingham, begin national network
1 Oct 2000 Scottish Statutory Instrument 2000 177, The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Order 2000, requiring all Scottish councils to introduce HMO Licensing schemes [see also, Review of the First Year]
24 October 2000 Angelique Chrisafis, 'Two square miles of housing hell' The Guardian, 24 October 2000
27 Oct 2000 Nick Raynsford MP, 'Working for Standards, Safety and Co-operation in Student Accommodation', Unipol Conference Students in the Community, RIBA, London
8 Nov 2000 Adjournment Debate on HMOs, House of Commons
12 Dec 2000 Harold Best MP, Speech on HMOs, House of Commons
13 Dec 2000 DETR Housing Policy Statement The Way Forward for Housing
Dec 2000 J Rugg et al The nature & impact of student demand on housing markets YPS for Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Feb 2001 DETR Discussion Paper Management Standards for Houses in Multiple Occupation
9 May 2001 Alan Simpson MP, Houses in Multiple Occupation (Registration Scheme) Bill (Private Bill)
7 June 2001 Government re-elected, again with manifesto commitment to license HMOs
2 July 2001 Jim Cousins MP, question on HMO licensing, House of Commons
17 July 2001 Geraint Davies MP, Early Day Motion 171, House of Commons
Summer 2001 Shelter Commission, Modernising the Private Rented Sector
12 Sept 2001 DTLR, Review of Use Classes Order
20 Oct 2001 DTLR Consultation Paper Selective Licensing of Private Landlords
Oct 2001 HEFCE Consultation Paper, Supply & Demand in Higher Education
30 Nov 2001 Des Turner MP, Home Energy Conservation Bill (Private Member's Bill) Second Reading
Jan 2002 DTLR Consultation Paper, Use Classes Order
26 Feb 2002 House of Commons, HEC Bill: Committee Stage, amended
10 May 2002 House of Commons, HEC Bill: Report Stage, talked out
16 May 2002 Shelter, Private Renting: a new settlement
17 July 2002 House of Commons, HEC Bill: withdrawn by Des Turner
21 July 2002 Paul Harris & Tracy McVeigh 'Student takeover alarms cities' The Observer 21 July 2002
September 2002 ODPM, Approved Code of Practice for HMO management commissioned from Warwick Law School
13 November 2002 Queen's Speech promises draft Housing Bill, with legislation on HMOs
4 December 2002 Carol Midgeley 'Hell of residence' The Times: T2 [supplement] 4 December 2002, pp6-7
31 March 2003 ODPM Draft Housing Bill Consultation Paper
11-12 June 2003 University of Ulster Town & Gown: Students Living in Local Communities conference, Jordanstown & Coleraine, Ulster
14 June 2003 Catherine Moye 'Students - don't you just hate 'em?' Daily Telegraph: Property [supplement] 14 June 2003
22 July 2003 House of Commons, ODPM Select Committee Tenth Report of Session 2002-03: The Draft Housing Bill
August 2003 Tony Tysome et al, 'Town & Gown' [series] Times Higher Education Supplement August 2003
06 September 2003 Michael McCarthy, 'Growing army of undergraduates transforms run-down urban areas for better and worse' Independent 6 September 2003
10 November 2003 ODPM, Response to Select Committee Report on Draft Housing Bill
26 November 2003 Queen's Speech announces Housing Bill, including licensing of HMOs.
08 December 2003 House of Commons, Housing Bill: First Reading
12 January 2004 House of Commons, Housing Bill: Second Reading
20 January 2004 House of Commons, Housing Bill: Committee Stage (to 24 February)
12 February 2004 Nottingham South, meeting the minister, Keith Hill
25 February 2004 ODPM PPS1 Creating Sustainable Communities Consultation Paper
01 May 2004 Northern Ireland Housing Executive, The Statutory Registration Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation in Northern Ireland (May 2004)
11 May 2004 House of Commons, Housing Bill: Report Stage & Third Reading
13 May 2004 House of Lords, Housing Bill: First Reading
22 May 2004 'The new blacks' The Economist, vol 371, no 8376 (22 May 2004) p32
  Laura Clark, 'Student ghettos turn suburbs into slums' Daily Mail, 22 May 2004, p47
07 June 2004 House of Lords, Housing Bill: Second Reading
10 July 2004 Darshna Soni, 'Student Exclusion Zone' Channel 4 News, 10 July 2004
20 July 2004 House of Lords, Housing Bill: Committee Stage
02 October 2004 Martin Wainwright, 'Border controls for student Shangri-la' The Guardian No 49163 (2 October 2004) p12
13 October 2004 House of Lords, Housing Bill: Report Stage
21 October 2004 Lucy Hodges, 'Students no longer welcome' The Independent: Education & Careers [supplement] (21 October 2004) pp6-7
22 October 2004 Unipol, Students, Housing & Community conference, Leeds
02 November 2004 Universities UK, The Role of the University in the Community conference, London
03 November 2004 House of Lords, Housing Bill: Third Reading
  Martin Stott, 'Students in Headingley' You & Yours BBC Radio 4, 3 November 2004
08 November 2004 House of Commons, Housing Bill: consideration of Lords amendments
16 November 2004 House of Lords, Housing Bill: consideration of Commons amendments
17 November 2004 House of Commons, Housing Bill: consideration of Lords amendments
18 November 2004 Housing Act receives Royal Assent
28 November 2004 Karen Atkinson, 'Books, Bars and Bother' Julian Worricker and 5 Live Report, BBC Radio 5 Live, 28 November 2004
29 November 2004 Northern Ireland, Department of the Environment, The Planning (Use Classes) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004.
November 2004 ODPM, Licensing in the Private Rented Sector: Consultation on the Implementation of HMO Licensing
November 2004 National HMO Lobby constituted
17 December 2004 Paul Humphries, 'Ready or not' Inside Housing, Vol 21, no 50 (17 December 2004), pp18-19
11 January 2005 Polly Curtis, 'Work in Progress: Universities and the government are footing the bill for research into where and how students are living' Education Guardian (11 Jan 05) p21 [see also, Richard Tyler, 'Gowns drown the town' (letter) Education Guardian (18 January 2005) p4]
07 March 2005 Scottish Parliament, Housing (Scotland) Bill: introduced
14 March 2005 High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, Judgement on Registration Scheme for HMOs
15 March 2005 Libby Purves, 'Student Lodgings' The Learning Curve BBC Radio 4
21 March 2005 ODPM Circular 03/2005, Changes of Use of Buildings & Land: The Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987
22 April 2005 Olga Wojtas, 'Residents join to fight student enclaves' THES (22 April 05) p4 [Scotland] [see also Richard Tyler, 'Good neighbours?' (letter) THES (29 April 2005) p15]
30 June 2005 Steve Bird, 'Neighbours to shame rave students' The Times (30 June 2005) p17 [Norwich]
15 September 2005 Shirley English, 'University accused of swallowing up town as it expands' The Times (15 September 2005) [St Andrews]
30 September 2005 Joey Gardiner, 'Housing Studies' Regeneration & Renewal 30 September 2005, pp20-21
05 January 2006 Housing (Scotland) Act 2006
January 2006 Universities UK, Studentification: a guide to opportunities, challenges and practice UUK, London, January 2006
24 January 2006 Laura Clark, 'The student ghettos' Daily Mail, 24 January 2006
  Donald MacLeod & David Ward, 'Doner your way' The Guardian: EducationGuardian, 24 January 2006
25 January 2006 Universities UK The Engagement of Students and Higher Education Institutions with their Communities Conference, London
27 January 2006 Olga Wojtas, 'Report highlights sweet side of student invasion' Times Higher Education Supplement, 27 January 2006
29 January 2006 Anushka Asthana, 'You can't live here, students told' The Observer, 29 January 2006
31 January 2006 Sarah Campbell, 'Student free zone' Breakfast, BBC1, 31 January 2006
  Jeremy Vine, 'Estate bans students', Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2, 31 January 2006
06 February 2006 Bob Walker, 'There goes the neighbourhood' PM, BBC Radio 4, 6 February 2006
22 February 2006 Statutory Instrument 2006 371 The Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Other Houses (Prescribed Descriptions) (England) Regulations 2006 [scope of mandatory licensing] laid before Parliament, also Instruments 372 [management] and 373 [licences, registers, occupants, amenities].
05 March 2006 Ben Leapman, 'Student tax exemption costs town halls £80m' Sunday Telegraph, 5 March 2006
06 April 2006

Housing Act 2004, Part 2, Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation, comes into effect.
(London Borough of Ealing introduces Additional HMO Licensing.)

May 2006 Office of the Deputy Prime Minister renamed Dept for Communities & Local Government (DCLG), and Ruth Kelly appointed Minister.
12 May 2006 Unipol, Students & Communities Revisited, Conference, Nottingham
1 June 2006 Ben Kochan, ‘Community: Scatter the students’ Axis May/June 2006
2 June 2006 Ben Kochan, ‘Rising tide of student mix elicits action’ Planning 2 June 2006
27 June 2006 Universities UK, Students & communities living in harmony? Breakfast Seminar, House of Commons, 27 June 2006
30 June 2006 Jessica Shepherd, 'Student "yobs" drive out locals' THES, 30 June 2006 [see also letters from Bristol & National HMO Lobby, THES (7 July and 14 July 2006)]
7 July 2006 Kate Allen, 'Excessive concentration' Inside Housing 7 July 2006, pp16-18
26 July 2006 Housing Research Summary 228 Dealing with 'Problem' Private Rented Housing DCLG 2006
8 August 2006 Mark Simpson, 'Student Housing' One O'Clock News BBC1, 8 August 2006 [see also, Dr Angela Montford, 'The gown can stifle a town' The Times, 12 August 2006]
1 September 2006 Keith Cooper, 'Multiple Concerns' Inside Housing 1 September 2006, pp16-18 [see also, Richard Tyler, 'Comment: It's good to discourage' Inside Housing 8 September 2006, p14]
27 October 2006 Phil Woolas, Minister for Local Government and Community Cohesion, visits Loughborough
October 2006

David Rhodes, The Modern Private Rented Sector, Chartered Institute of Housing (for Joseph Rowntree Foundation), October 2006

15 November 2006 Parliamentary University Group, Student Accommodation, House of Lords, 15 November 2006
27 November 2006

DCLG Approval steps for additional and selective licensing designations in England November 2006

12 December 2006 Andy Reed MP, Question on sustainable communities in areas of high density student housing, House of Commons
01 February 2007 Councillors Campaign for Balanced Communities University Towns & Cities Inaugural Conference, Nottingham, 1 February 2007
01 February 2007 National HMO Lobby East Midlands Regional Meeting, Nottingham, 1 February 2007
01 February 2007 Reports on the above two meetings in Today (BBC Radio 4), Jeremy Vine (BBC Radio 2) and Drive (BBC Radio 5), 1 February 2007
05 February 2007 David Sapsted, 'Student takeover is wrecking our neighbourhoods, say campaigners' Daily Telegraph, 5 February 2007
06 February 2007 Jessica Shepherd, 'Hostilities on the home front' Education Guardian, 6 February 2007
01-02 March 2007 NUS Students and the Community Roundtable Think Tank, London, 1-2 March 2007
7 March 2007 House of Commons, Communities & Local Government Committee Coastal Towns (HC 351) The Stationery Office, London, 2007
28 March 2007 All-Party Parliamentary Balanced and Sustainable Communities Group registered by the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
12 April 2007 Mark Smulian, 'The young ones' Local Government Chronicle 12 April 2007, pp20-21 [see also, Mark Pickering, 'University Challenge' LGC, 26 April 2007]
17-21 April 2007 Darren Smith, Organizer, Sessions 1456 & 1556 'The restructuring of urban space, higher education and (post)students' at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 17-21 April 2007
8 May 2007 Meeting the Minister: Loughborough delegation meeting with Minister for Local Government, London, 8 May 2007
15 May 2007 Louise Tickle, 'Here come the students - and there goes the neighbourhood' Education Guardian, 15 May 2007
15 May 2007 Anita Anand et al, 'Swamped with Students' in Anita Anand, BBC Radio Five, 15 May 2007
16 May 2007 Roberta Blackman-Woods et al, EDM 1488 Balanced and Sustainable Housing and Communities, House of Commons, 16 May 2007
22 May 2007 Dr Alan Whitehead MP, 'Houses in Multiple Occupation' Ten Minute Rule Motion, House of Commons, 22 May 2007
02 June 2007, onwards Patrick Collinson, 'A plague on all their houses' Guardian, 2 June 2007;
Patrick Collinson, 'Laid to waste by a feeding frenzy' Guardian, 9 June 2007;
Tony Leven, 'Nottingham's forest of housing despair' Guardian, 16 June 2007.
05 June 2007 Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, 'Balanced and Sustainable Communities' and
Mark Lancaster MP, 'Houses in multiple occupancy'
Adjournment Debates, Westminster Hall, 5 June 2007.
11 June 2007 National Union of Students, Students in the Community:Working together to achieve harmony, NUS, London, 11 June 2007
14 June 2007 Jonathan Guthrie, 'Educate the young, and what do you get?' Financial Times, 14 June 2007
18 June 2007 Nottingham City Council, delegation to DCLG, London, 18 June 2007
19 June 2007 Norwich City Council & University of East Anglia Studentification: the next steps Conference, Norwich, 19 June 2007
27 June 2007 All-Party Parliamentary Balanced and Sustainable Communities Group inaugural meeting, Portcullis House, 27 June 2007
July 2007 DCLG Homes for the Future: more affordable, more sustainable July 2007
13 August 2007 DCLG, Evaluating the impact of HMO and Selective Licencing: the baseline before licencing in April 2006. August, 2007
25 October 2007 Universities UK, The University and the community - New directions for public engagement Conference, Woburn House, London, 25 October 2007
15 November 2007 Justin Rowlatt, 'Buy-To-Let Bother' The ONE Show, BBC1, 15 November 2007
15 January 2008 Planning Minister Iain Wright, written answer: "We propose to consult on possible amendments to the Use Classes Order in relation to HMOs later in the year," House of Commons, 15 January 2008
05 February 2008 Nottingham City Council, delegation to DCLG, London, 5 February 2008
03 March 2008 DIUS A New University Challenge, 3 March 2008
04 March 2008 DCLG, Private Rented Sector Review, Policy Round Table: Student Housing, London, 4 March 2008
13 March 2008

Councillors Campaign for Balanced Communities Agenda for Change Conference, Nottingham, 13 March 2008

13 March 2008 National HMO Lobby East Midlands Regional Meeting, Nottingham, 13 March 2008
13 March 2008 National HMO Lobby Balanced Communities & Studentification launch, Nottingham, 13 March 2008
09 April 2008 Housing and Planning Minister Caroline Flint launched "a new review aimed at improving the management and conditions of people living in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)," 9 April 2008
09 April 2008 Department for Communities & Local Government HMOs Seminar Eland House, London, 9 April 2008
April 2008 Northern Ireland Housing Executive A Strategy for Houses in Multiple Occupation in Northern Ireland: Consultation Document April 2008
21 May 2008 House of Commons, Communities & Local Government Committee The Supply of Rented Housing (HC 457) The Stationery Office, London, 21 May 2008
May 2008 Universities UK Universities Planning Guidance May 2008
09 June 2008 NUS Students in the Community: Beyond the Campus conference, Leeds, 9 June 2008
24 June 2008 Andrew Smith MP (Oxford East) Private Rented Sector Debate, Westminster Hall, 24 June 2008
July 2008 HEFCE A new ‘University Challenge’: consultation on proposals for new higher education centres HEFCE, Bristol, 2008
11-12 August 2008 University of Brighton Universities & Community Liaison conference, Brighton, 11-12 August 2008
12-14 August 2008 Unipol Student Housing: The Market, The Community and What Students' Unions Can Do conference, Leeds, 12-14 August 2008
17 August 2008 Sebastian O'Kelly 'Round up students and protect towns from the havoc that they wreak' The Mail on Sunday 17 August 2008
26 September 2008 Communities & Local Government Evidence Gathering - Housing in Multiple Occupation and possible planning responses CLG, London, September 2008
26 September 2008 Allegra Stratton, 'New law could end 'studentification' of towns' Guardian, 26 September 2008
26 September 2008 Jeremy Vine, 'Are students ruining your town?' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2, 26 September 2008
28 September 2008 Sebastian O'Kelly, 'Flint cracks the whip on student digs' Mail on Sunday, 28 September 2008
10 October 2008 National Housing & Planning Advice Unit, Rapid Evidence Assessment of the Research Literature on the Purchase and Use of Second Homes, 10 October 2008
23 October 2008 Dr Julie Rugg and Dr David Rhodes, The Private Rented Sector: its contribution and potential, University of York, 23 October 2008
12 November 2008 DIUS, The Debate on the Future of Higher Education, 12 November 2008
19 November 2008 Planning Inspectorate, Appeal Decision on Glassworks, Cardigan Road, Leeds, 19 November 2008
15 December 2008 Planning Service (NI) Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs): Subject Plan for Belfast City Council Area 2015 15 December 2008
Early 2009 National Union of Students Neighbourhood: Partnerships and Planning 2009
27 January 2009 BURA Seaside Network Turning the tide of HMOs in coastal towns Reception, Westminster, 27 January 2009
28 January 2009 Unipol Student Homes, The Rugg Review and Its Relevance to Students, conference, London, 28 January 2009
27 February 2009 Dr Alan Whitehead MP (Southampton Test) Multiple Occupation Parliamentary Question, 27 February 2009
12 March 2009 Andy Reed MP (Loughborough) Student Housing Question, House of Commons, 12 March 2009
17 March 2009 Student Riot, South Belfast, St Patrick's Day
24 March 2009 The Scottish Government Review of the Private Rented Sector Edinburgh, 24 March 2009
March 2009 Eeva Berglund, ed, Growing by Degrees: Universities in the Future of Urban Development, Building Futures (a division of the RIBA), March 2009
23 April 2009 Dr Darren Smith & Dr Richard Tyler 'Studentification: success & failure of the PRS' Northern Housing Consortium The future contribution & potential of Private Sector Housing conference, Harrogate, 23-24 April 2009
12 May 2009 Communities & Local Government The private rented sector: professionalism and quality - The Government response to the Rugg Review: Consultation CLG, London, May 2009
13 May 2009 Communities & Local Government Houses in multiple occupation and possible planning responses: Consultation CLG, London, May 2009; consultation begins.
11 June 2009 NUS Students in the Community: Recent developments in student-led community partnerships conference, Birmingham, 11 June 2009
22 June 2009 RTPI, The Planning System and Houses in Multiple Occupation, Conference, Brighton, 22 June 2009
01 July 2009 Peterborough City Council, Additional HMO Licensing introduced, 1 July 2009
August 2009 Darren P Smith, Guest Editor, 'Student Geographies' Theme Issue, Environment & Planning A, Vol 41, Issue 8, 2009
02 August 2009 Hilary Osborne, 'Recession boost for student towns' The Observer, 2 August 2009
07 August 2009 Communities & Local Government Houses in multiple occupation and possible planning responses: consultation ends.
09 August 2009 Chris Gourlay 'Tough new guidelines on student housing' Sunday Times, 9 August 2009
10 August 2009 Rebecca O'Connor, 'Landlords and tenants attack government crackdown on "student ghettos" ' (p37) The Times, 10 August 2009
10 August 2009 Channel Four, 'Student HMOs', News at Noon, 10 August 2009
18-20 August 2009 Unipol Student Housing, the Market, the Community and what Student Unions can do conference, 18-20 August 2009
21 August 2009 Mark Wilding, 'Policy's multiple choice' Planning, Issue 1832, 21 August 2009, p8
12 September 2009 Patrick Wintour, 'Minister to act against student enclaves' The Guardian, 12 September 2009, p16
12 September 2009 Julie Ferry, 'Everybody needs good neighbours' The Guardian ('Work' Supplement) 12 September 2009, p14
13 September 2009 Jamie Doward, 'Student ghetto areas "blight lives of locals" ' The Observer, 13 September 2009, p16
06 October 2009 Martin Blakey, 'Disgruntled locals cannot dictate student accommodation policy' The Guardian, 6 October 2009, p33
08 October 2009 Winifred Robinson, 'Shared Houses' You and Yours, BBC Radio 4, 8 October 2009
25 October 2009 Paola Buonadonna, 'HMO Legislation' The Politics Show, BBC1, 25 October 2009
13 November 2009 Richard Tyler and V Rampulla, 'Is shared housing a planning problem?' Property Week, 13 November 2009, pp80-81
27 January 2010 Communities & Local Government, John Healey: Local powers for councils to protect communities and improve standards in the private rented sector, CLG Press Release, 27 January 2010
27 January 2010 Communities & Local Government, Houses in multiple occupation and possible planning responses: consultation - Summary of Responses, CLG, London, 27 January 2010
27 January 2010 John Healey MP, Minister for Housing & Planning, Written Ministerial Statement, House of Commons, 27 January 2010
27 January 2010 Communities & Local Government, Evaluation of the Impact of HMO Licensing and Selective Licensing, CLG, London, 27 January 2010
27 January 2010 Communities & Local Government, A guide to the licensing and management provisions in Parts 2, 3 and 4 of the Housing Act 2004 - Draft, CLG, London, 27 January 2010
27 January 2010 Communities & Local Government, General consents for licensing schemes under Parts 2 and 3 of the Housing Act 2004 - Consultation, CLG, London, 27 January 2010
03 February 2010 Communities & Local Government, The private rented sector: professionalism and quality – consultation: Summary of responses and next steps, CLG, London, 3 February 2020
17 February 2010 Volunteering England Can students be good citizens? Policy Seminar, St Bride's Foundation, London, 17 February 2010
17 February 2010

Clare Holdsworth, Student Volunteers: A National Profile, Volunteering England, London, 17 February 2010

08 March 2010 Statutory Instrument 2010 No. 653 The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Order 2010, made 8 March 2010
08 March 2010 Statutory Instrument 2010 No. 654 The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2010, made 8 March 2010, laid before Parliament 12 March 2010
18 March 2010 Communities & Local Government Introducing a definition of houses in multiple occupation into the Use Classes Order: Impact assessment, CLG, London, 18 March 2010
25 March 2010 Communities & Local Government, Strategy for seaside success: Securing the future of seaside economies, CLG, London, 25 March 2010
29 March 2010 House of Commons, Early Day Motion 1200 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (S.I., 2010, No. 653)
31 March 2010 Communities & Local Government, Circular 05/10: Changes to Planning Regulations for Dwelling Houses and Houses in Multiple Occupation, CLG, London, 31 March 2010
31 March 2010 Communities & Local Government, General consents for discretionary licensing schemes under Parts 2 and 3 of the Housing Act 2004: Consultation - Summary of responses, CLG, London, 31 March 2010
01 April 2010 Communities & Local Government John Healey: Greater council powers to give housing help for private tenants CLG Press Release, 1 April 2020
06 April 2010 Statutory Instruments 2010 653 and 654 come into force, 6 April 2010
06 May 2010 General Election
June 2010 Guild HE, NUS & Universities UK Living Together, Working Together London, June 2010
10 June 2010 Minister for Housing, Private Rented Housing, House of Commons, 10 June 2010
17 June 2010 Minister for Housing, Written Ministerial Statement, House of Commons, 17 June 2010
17 June - 9 July 2010 Communities & Local Government, Houses in multiple occupation: consultation on changes to planning rules (by invitation)
07 September 2010 Minister for Housing, 'Sensible approach to manage shared homes' CLG Press Release, 7 September 2010
07 September 2010 Statutory Instrument 2010 No. 2134 The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (no 2) (England) Order 2010, made 1 September 2010, laid before Parliament 7 September 2010
07 September 2010 Statutory Instrument 2010 No. 2135 The Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (No 3) (England) Regulations 2010, made 1 September 2010, laid before Parliament 7 September 2010
14 September 2010 House of Commons, Early Day Motion 729 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (S.I., 2010, No. 2134)
14 September 2010

House of Commons, Early Day Motion 730 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (S.I., 2010, No. 2135)

23 September 2010 Milton Keynes Council applies for Judicial Review
01 October 2010 Statutory Instruments 2134 and 2135 come into force, 1 October 2010
15 October 2010 Judicial Review refused by High Court
20 October 2010 The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Comprehensive Spending Review, 20 October 2010, announces changes in shared room rate in housing benefit.
22 October 2010 Milton Keynes Council renewed its application for Judicial Review
04 November 2010 Communities & Local Government, Circular 08/10: Changes to Planning Regulations for Dwellinghouses and Houses in Multiple Occupation, TSO, 4 November 2010
04 November 2010 Communities & Local Government, Replacement Appendix D to Department of the Environment Circular 09/95: General Development Consolidation Order 1995, CLG, 4 November 2010
16 November 2010 House of Commons, Delegated Legislation Committee, Statutory Instruments Nos. 2134 & 2135, 16 November 2010
18 November 2010 Nicky Morgan MP, 'Houses in Multiple Occupation' Debate, Westminster Hall, House of Commons, 18 November 2010
23 November 2010

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sustainable Communities, meeting with Housing Minister, 23 November 2010

November 2011 Communities & Local Government, Proposals for changes to planning application fees in England CLG, London, November 2010
20 January 2011 Judicial Review allowed by High Court at Oral Hearing
27 March 2011 Karen Dugdale, 'Love thy student neighbour? Nothing simpler, says Brighton' The Observer, 27 March 2011, pp52-53
30 March 2011 Judicial Review at High Court
31 March 2011 Local Government Regulation, Discretionary Licensing Support programme 2010/11: Final Report, 31 March 2011
11 April 2011 Judicial Review lost
18 April 2011 Sara Dixon, 'UNIVERSITY GHOST TOWNS FEAR AS TUITION FEES RISE' Express, 18 April 2011
 

'Tuition fees will cause uni towns' populations to drop' Mirror, 18 April 2011

20 April 2011 Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011, Royal Assent, 20 April 2011
25 June 2011 Communities & Local Government, How change of use is handled in the planning system - tell us what you think: Issues paper CLG, London, 25 June 2011
25 July 2011

Communities & Local Government, Draft National Planning Policy Framework CLG, London, 25 July 2011

24 October 2011 Jeevan Vasagar, 'University applications slump as fee rises put A-level students off' The Guardian, 24 October 2011
25 October 2011

Jessica Shepherd, 'UK university applicants drop by 12% before tuition fee rise' The Guardian, 25 October 2011

29 November 2011

Jessica Shepherd, 'University applications from UK-born students fall 15%' The Guardian, 29 November 2011

05 January 2012 Jessica Shepherd, 'Number of UK-born university applicants slumps by 8%' The Guardian, 5 January 2012
12 January 2012 Cabinet Office, Red Tape Challenge: Housing and Construction, 12 January - 16 February 2012
30 January 2012 Oxford City Council introduces licensing of all HMOs
31 January 2012 Jeevan Vasagar, 'Number of UK university applicants drops 8.7%, Ucas figures show' The Guardian, 31 January 2012
28 February 2012 CLG, Third Statement of New Regulation, 28 February 2012 [includes simplifying the HMO Re-licensing Process]
27 March 2012 National Planning Policy Framework comes into effect
29 March 2012 Jeevan Vasagar, 'Dozens of universities likely to see student numbers plunge', Guardian, 29 March 2012, p8
April 2012 National Union of Students, The Future of Student Housing, NUS, London, April 2012
10 May 2012 Unipol Student Homes, Students and Planning, seminar, 10 May 2012 (postponed from 23 March), London
21 May 2012 Welsh Government, Homes for Wales: A White Paper for Better Lives & Communities, May 2012
June 2012 Department for Social Development, Northern Ireland, Fundamental Review of the Regulation of Houses in Multiple Occupation, consultation, June 2012
24 July 2012 DEFRA, Informal Consultation on Sustainable Development Indicators, 24 July - 15 October 2012
16-17 August 2012 Unipol Student Homes, Student Housing: the Market, the Community and What Students' Unions Can Do, conference, 16-17 August 2012, Leeds
04 September 2012 Grant Shapps MP succeeded as Housing Minister by Mark Prisk MP, 4 September 2012.
18 October 2012 Unipol Student Homes, Uncertainty, Changes and Voids, Seminar, 18 October 2012, London
19 October 2012 House of Commons, Communities & Local Government Select Committee, The Private Rented Sector, Inquiry, 19 October 2012 - 17 January 2013
21 November 2012 'Too many students' You & Yours, BBC Radio 4, 21 November 2012 [on Article 4 Directions]
31 January 2013 Cabinet Office, Red Tape Challenge: Housing and Construction, results published, 31 January 2013
13 May 2013 House of Commons, Communities & Local Government Select Committee, The Private Rented Sector, Inquiry, Oral Evidence Session, Leeds Town Hall, 13 May 2013
11 July 2013 University of Reading, 'Are Universities Good Neighbours?' conference, 11 July 2013
12 July 2013 Savills, Spotlight: UK Student Housing, 12 July 2013
18 July 2013 House of Commons, Communities & Local Government Select Committee, The Private Rented Sector, Report, 18 July 2013
16 October 2013 Communities & Local Government, Government response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report: The Private Rented Sector, London, October 2013
March 2014 NUS, Homes Fit for Study, March 2014
31 July 2014 Communities & Local Government, Technical consultation on planning, 31 July 2014
01 September 2014 NORA & UUK (National Organisation of Residents Associations and Universities UK) Studentification, conference, University of Durham, 1 September 2014
13 October 2014 All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector, Access to Private Rented Housing for the Under 35s Public Affairs Company, Leeds, 2014
18-19 November 2014 Manchester Student Homes, National Community Conference, Manchester, 18-19 November 2014
15 April 2015 Statutory Instrument 2015 No596, The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015
03 August 2015 Communities & Local Government, Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector: a technical discussion paper, 3 August 2015
06 November 2015 Communities & Local Government, Extending mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and related reforms: A technical discussion document, 6 November 2015
25 February 2016 National Assembly of Wales, The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2016, Welsh Statutory Instrument 2016 No. 28 (W. 10), comes into force 25 Februaty 2016
25 February 2016 National Assembly of Wales, The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2016, Welsh Statutory Instrument 2016 No. 29 (W. 11), comes into force 25 February 2016
16 June 2016 Westminster Higher Education Forum, The future of the student housing market, conference, London, 16 June 2016
20 July 2016 University of Durham, Studentification, conference, Durham, 20 July 2016

 


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