The landowner sought to use houses as temporary accommodation for young people in need. The council asserted that this use of each of the properties was ‘use as a dwelling house by the residents living together as a single household’ under class C3.
Held: The critical question was whether the individuals in the house had some connection with each other, over and above the fact of living under the same roof. That could not be shown here. The youths would not be a single household, and judicial review of the council’s decision was granted.
Mr Justice Lightman
Times 22-Apr-2002,  EWHC 493 (Admin)
Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (SI 1987 No 764) C3
England and Wales
Cited – Barnes v Sheffield City Council CA 1995
A group of five students was held to form a single household. The court identified the factors to assist in identifying whether a house was being occupied as a single household or not: the origin of the tenancy; whether the residents arrived in a . .
Cited – Guy Rogers v London Borough of Islington CA 30-Jul-1999
A house had ten bedrooms. One was retained by the owner for use some two months a year, the other nine were let to people in their twenties who had just completed their further education and were embarking on careers in the professions or banking . .
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Updated: 30 November 2021; Ref: scu.168742