Angela Seymour is the HRA’s Planning Officer. Any query on a live planning application, please contact her on email:, or complete the contact form here.

Useful Planning links for residents seeking more information about HMO properties:Planning and Licensing

For Licensing:



For Planning Guidance (which is separate from Licensing):

Planning Services website:

SCC Planning Guidance for HMOs:


For information on planning matters where the HRA has been involved, follow the links below:


The Southampton City Planning Portal below provides access to the latest planning information, including planning applications, appeals and enforcements. Please follow the guidelines for use on the right-hand side under ‘Planning Portal’ and then click on the image below to be taken to the relevant page.


Planning Portal

All planning applications can be tracked using the Planning Portal from the City Council. By selecting “Portswood” in the Ward option, the search will be focussed on the Highfield area.

An introductory guide to using Southampton City Council’s on-line Planning Portal. Written by Dave Johnston of Pointout Residents Group, January 2016.

A similar service is offered through:

Click here for the Association’s Planning Guidelines

Further information on specific past local planning issues is available by clicking on the link below:

Past Planning Documents