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Decision on Greenwich Council’s selective licensing scheme delayed until 2022

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - Greenwich Council

During 2020, Greenwich Council consulted on plans for a selective licensing scheme covering all private rented homes in the Woolwich Common, Glyndon, Woolwich Riverside, Shooters Hill and Plumstead council wards.

The consultation originally started in February 2020 but was paused the following month due to the deteriorating coronavirus pandemic (read here).

The consultation exercise restarted in July 2020 and closed on 10 September 2020 (read here).

To date, there has been no announcement about the results of the consultation and what happens next.

As previously reported by London Property Licensing (read here), a decision was expected at the Cabinet meeting in November 2021. However, when the agenda was published, the selective licensing report was not listed.

Greenwich Council’s latest Forward Plan indicates a decision will now be made at the Cabinet meeting in late January 2022. The reason for the delay is unknown.

Greenwich Council Forward Plan December 2021 - Selective licensing

London Property Licensing will continue to monitor developments with the selective licensing scheme and will share more information in due course.

A free guide containing more detailed information about property licensing and HMO planning rules in the London Borough of Greenwich is available here.

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