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MHCLG refusal to confirm a selective licensing designation

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Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

Earlier this month the Government blocked your authorities application for confirmation to designate a further 14 areas of the city.

Could you please provide a copy of the full documentation provided to you by MHCLG along with details of the ' statutory criteria' that 'The Sentinel' reports that you did not meet ?

Should the authority decide to re-submit its application, could it confirm that it will only do so after a current business case has been produced and a further comprehensive consultation held ?
The business case in circulation does not reflect the current state of affairs including legislation drafted since it's initial preparation and the consultation previously held records that the majority of residents who responded to the consultation across the city rejected your proposals.

Yours faithfully,

Mr H Jackson

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Jackson


Your request for information ref. SOT81582


Thank you for your request for information in connection with the local
authority’s proposals for additional selective licensing areas.  Your
request was received by the Information Rights Team on 12 August 2019. 
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