Following a period of consultation Hyndburn Borough Council sought an urgent Cabinet decision on 7 July 2017 to designate a Private Landlord Selective Licensing Scheme for parts of Accrington and Church. The reason for the urgency is to try to ensure that there is no gap between the existing licensing scheme which ends on the 30 November 2017 and the proposed new licensing scheme.
Subsequently, a submission was made to DCLG (Department of Communities and Local Government) on 12 July 2017 to seek Secretary of State confirmation to make a designation.
The Council’s Urgent Powers decision was reported to the Cabinet meeting on the 19 July 2017.
The application consisted of the following documents.
Appendices to Cabinet Report
Appendix 1 – ‘Selective Licensing of Private Landlords’ Report on Consultation Findings (June 2017)