The Sunderland Road area was one of the first areas in the country to be subject to Selective Licensing. The scheme was introduced in September 2007 and ended in September 2012. There is therefore no longer a requirement for landlords in the area to apply for a licence.
Consultation took place in May 2012 with local residents and landlords in relation to the scheme. Further evidence relating to the area was also examined, to consider whether it was necessary to redesignate as an area subject to Selective Licensing. Although the decision was made not to do this, it was agreed that it would continue to be monitored, so that the Council can continue to make informed decisions about how it can support the area.
For further information please see the documents below.