Just in time for Christmas but still nearly 6 months longer than it should have taken! Two HMOs in Hove with internal works that do not constitute 'development'! Even after obtaining legal advice, BHCC insist that the percentage loss of un-contained units is not lawful development. Despite knowing we are correct in our advise, the plans had to be amended reducing the number of flats with a higher percentage of studio/bedsits retained. Fortunately we received the Certificate which ensure lawfulness of self-containment but a revisit at a later date! Partial success.