Holiday Accommodation

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 17 May 2024.

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Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Independent, Fylde

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of existing legislation on short term holiday lets; and what powers are available to local councils to ensure prospective holiday rentals are subject to the planning system.

Photo of Lee Rowley Lee Rowley Minister of State (Minister for Housing)

We announced on 19 February that, following last year’s consultation on the Introduction of a short term let use class and associated permitted development rights, we will give Councils the power to control the proliferation of short term lets. We will introduce a new use class for short term lets (C5 use) and associated permitted development rights. In addition, the Government will bring forward a new registration scheme for short term lets.

Further details of the planning changes, including the timeline for implementation, will be set out when the Government formally responds to the consultation.

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