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Some of the terms used by our planning professionals during discussion, and in the reports, may be unfamiliar. Here is a selection of the main ones, with some explanation. If you think there is a term that we have left off, please let us know.
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separate living room, bedrooms, and kitchens with a floor area of 13 sq.m. or more. Bathrooms, toilets, cupboards, landings, halls, lobbies and recesses are not included.
A house or flat occupied by more than one household as bed-sitting rooms or other non self-contained accommodation, usually with some sharing of amenities, such as bathrooms and toilets.
See Houses in Multiple Occupation for more details
one person living alone, or a group of people (who may or may not be related) living at the same address with common housekeeping, sharing at least one meal a day, or occupying a common living or sitting room.
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