Petition to oppose the implementation of the Article Four Direction
We, the undersigned, oppose the implementation of the Article Four Direction throughout Nottingham as we believe that this legislation is flawed in principle and unworkable in practice.
In principle this legislation appears to be discriminating against students by limiting the areas in which they can live. In practice, this legislation will do little to reduce the negative impacts of HMOs in areas of high concentration because it will not be retrospective, and may even reduce the availability of housing available to families by putting restraints on the fluidity of the housing market. Furthermore considering the impact of budget cuts across local authorities the implementation of further unneccessary legislation on already stretched council departments is not a workable solution.
We, the undersigned, would like to see more partnership between the Council, the Universities, Students' Unions, local community groups and local charities to resolve any issues that arise from high concentrations of HMOs, but do not believe that this legislation will provide any answers, and therefore would like to oppose the implementation of the Article Four Direction