Planning circular 1/2023: short-term lets and planning

This circular provides guidance on the establishment of short-term let control areas and the need for planning permission for short-term letting.

2. Overview

2.1 This guidance is primarily concerned with the change of use of a dwellinghouse to use for short-term lets and whether this change is a "material" change of use for the purposes of planning. It covers how consideration of whether a change is material is affected by the establishment of a short-term let control area. It also considers the process and procedures to be followed in establishing, altering or removing a control area

2.2 This Circular replaces and revokes the previous Circular 1/2021: Short-Term Let Control Areas.



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