Consultation – Have Your Say before it’s too late

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Consultation – Wigan Houses in Multiple Occupation Supplementary Planning Document

Wigan Council is currently consulting on a proposed Houses in Multiple Occupation Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) until 23:59 on Thursday 2 December.  

You can view and comment on the SPD via a consultation portal which can be accessed from

A PDF version of the SPD can also be downloaded on the portal.

The guidance is being produced to better manage the provision of Houses in Multiple Occupation in the borough, improve the standards of the accommodation (HMOs) that is provided and reduce detrimental impacts on neighbours.

The SPD will be an important material consideration in the determination of planning applications for new and expanded HMOs. It will assist in the interpretation of policies within the Wigan development plan and set out guidance and good practice for planning applicants to enable the delivery of better planning outcomes.

The SPD has been informed by extensive consultation with a variety of stakeholders throughout its preparation, including consultation at the pre-draft stage in the summer.  Details of this consultation and how it has informed the SPD is set out in the a Consultation Statement which is available to view alongside the SPD via the above link.

Kind regards


Stephen Lamb
Principal Planning Officer
Places Directorate Economy and Environment
Wigan Council
Wigan Life Centre (South site), College Avenue, Wigan WN1 1NJ
01942 489227 (internal 89227)

Mobile: 07768340609