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Agenda item

Selective Licensing - Consultation on future designations

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to a public consultation on the proposed designation areas for Selective Licensing of private rented housing.

 

2.    That a further report be submitted to Cabinet in January 2020 on the outcome of the public consultation to consider designating Selective Licensing areas.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which detailed how the Council designated four areas for Selective Licensing in May, 2015, covering parts of Maltby, Dinnington, Eastwood and Masbrough, with the aim of delivering improved conditions within the private rented sector. These designations would expire on 30th April, 2020.

 

The current scheme and its designations have delivered significant improvements to the condition of private rented housing stock, and to the health and well-being of tenants. Additionally, the scheme had contributed to tackling anti-social behaviour, high turnover of tenancies and empty properties, through driving better landlord management practices and housing quality.

 

This report, therefore, demonstrated the successes of the current designations and identified areas within those designations that would benefit from a continuation of the Selective Licensing scheme to assist in tackling the deprivation within these communities.  In addition, a further area within Maltby (Little London) had since been identified where a designation would assist in tackling significant housing condition problems.

 

Cabinet Members welcomed the consultation and urged residents to come forward and raise any issues that they believed should be included as part of the consultation process.

 

Resolved:-  (1)  That public consultation on the proposed designation areas for Selective Licensing of private rented housing be approved.

 

(2)  That a further report be submitted to Cabinet in January, 2020 on the outcome of the public consultation to consider designating Selective Licensing areas.

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