Decision details

Selective Licensing Designation Report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet considered a joint report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director (Growth and Housing) and Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment) presenting the results of the public consultation on the proposal to introduce a Selective Licensing Scheme within specific neighbourhoods in the wards of Milton, Kursaal, Victoria and Chalkwell and setting out the basis for recommending Selective Licensing Designation and the work that is needed to move this forward.




1. That the findings of the public consultation as set out in section 4 of the submitted report, be noted.


2. That the introduction of Selective Licensing Scheme Designation in the proposed neighbourhoods, be approved.


3. That it be noted that a further report will be presented back to Cabinet for consideration in June or September 2021, containing a comprehensive financial assessment and clear recommendations on how the scheme could be delivered.


4. That the use of up to £50,000 from the Business Transformation Reserve to support the design and associated financial modelling of a future Scheme, be approved.


Reasons for Decision


To address the impact of poorly rented properties on the local environment and to improve housing conditions.






Note: This is an Executive Function

Eligible for call-in to: Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Gilbert

Report author: Elizabeth Georgeou

Publication date: 26/02/2021

Date of decision: 23/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 23/02/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/03/2021

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