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Selective Licensing of Private Rented Accommodation in Wealdstone Ward

Report of the Corporate Director of Community.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)          having considered the evidence, consultation responses and other information forming part of the report, Wealdstone Ward, as delineated and edged in red on the map at Appendix D to the report, be designated as being subject to Selective Licensing with effect from 1 June 2016 for a period of five years;

 

(2)          the Council begin to accept applications for Selective Licensing from 1 March 2016, in anticipation of the Scheme coming into effect on 1June 2016;

 

(3)          the fee for a licence under this scheme be set at £550 for the 5 year licensing period;

 

(4)          the Corporate Director of Community, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment, Crime and Community Safety, be authorised to take all steps necessary to publicise, commence and administer the scheme;

 

(5)          it be noted that the Selective Licensing Scheme and the operation of the designation would be reviewed as and when required in line with Guidance;

 

(6)          the Corporate Director of Community, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment, Crime and Community Safety, be authorised to amend and approve discretionary licensing conditions;

 

(7)          the future proposed roll out of the scheme, paragraph 2.18 refers, be noted;

 

(8)          a review of the Scheme be submitted to the Improvement Board on a quarterly basis.

 

Reason for Decision:  To help address issues of anti-social behaviour, deprivation, migration and crime in Wealdstone Ward, in line with the Corporate Priorities of making a difference to residents, community, businesses and the vulnerable.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.

 

Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

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