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Consultations


Council Tax consultations

Council Tax Reduction Scheme

Council Tax reduction provides help for people on low incomes by reducing the amount of Council Tax payable. Currently there are nearly 3,000 working age residents in receipt of Council Tax reduction. The maximum reduction awarded is 80%. We are currently consulting on proposed changes to the scheme.

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Budget consultations

Help set the budget for 2021/22

The covid pandemic restrictions have caused a significant reduction in council income from Parking, the Assembly Hall Theatre and many other services provided by the council. We would be very grateful for your ideas on how you feel the Council could generate more income or save some costs.

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Housing consultations

Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy consultation

Our present policy needs updating as the range of powers available to improve private housing have increased. This updated version will be considered by Cabinet for approval in December 2020, but prior to that, we’d like to hear your views, in particular if you are a landlord, managing agent or a tenant.

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Licensing consultations

Draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2021-2026

You are invited  to read the draft policy and feedback any comments you wish to make, so that they can be taken into consideration at the Licensing Committee on 1 December 2020 for inclusion in the final draft which will be presented to Full Council for ratification on the 16 December 2020, and becomes policy.

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Planning consultations

The Council is currently not carrying out any planning-related public consultations. To view previous (closed) consultations, or to make an application to include your details on the self-build and custom housebuilding register, or for a site to be placed on the brownfield register, then please visit our planning policy consultation portal.