Tag Archives: Article 4

Anonymous letters against Article Four are “reprehensible”, say councillors

anonymous Article 4 letter

Anonymous letters distributed in the Carholme area, warning residents of a house price crash if an Article Four direction were implemented, have caused outrage amongst city councillors and permanent residents.

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Article 4 still up for consultation

Lincoln's West End, a popular residential area. Photo: Luke Pennington via Flickr.

Local legislation that would see restrictions imposed on the number of properties converted to student homes still has an uncertain future.

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City Council votes in article 4

Lincoln's West End, a popular residential area. Photo: Luke Pennington via Flickr.

At a meting this week the Executive of Lincoln City Council voted to implement Article 4 in the city.

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New community reps “co-opted” at student council

Olivia Hill, Welfare & Community at Lincoln Students' Union

Monday night’s student council saw its representatives vote to co-opt two new community reps. Each representative will have a vote on Student Council for the rest of the academic year to represent the main student-inhabited areas of the city.

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Opinion: Article 4 is not anti-students

Lincoln's West End, a popular residential area. Photo: Luke Pennington via Flickr.

The recent request by the West End Residents’ Association (WERA) to implement an Article 4 Direction in their area has received significant media coverage. Committee member and West End resident Rob Lewis explains the reasoning behind their request for an Article 4 Direction in Lincoln.

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Tensions high over shared housing in Lincoln

Members of the Policy Scrutiny Committee and officers from the council leading the meeting at Alive Church

  At a special meeting on 12 November, the Policy Scrutiny Committee invited associations and individuals to voice their opinion on the proposed introduction of stronger regulatory powers for the city council to control the number of shared houses, called HMOs [Houses of Multiple Occupancy].

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