Issue details

Proposal to Consult on Selective Licensing Scheme

This report sets out a proposal to consult on a Selective Licensing Scheme in Wirral through re-designating two Selective Licensing areas that have been in place since 2019 and are due to end on 31st March 2024 and extending the scheme to include two further new areas, both in East Wirral based on a robust evidence base for selection.


Selective Licensing is a scheme to improve private rented sector homes within specific designated neighbourhoods by requiring private landlords to obtain a license and comply with certain agreed conditions. A Business Case which supports the extension of the scheme and relevant appendices are attached to this report. Members are asked to agree that this evidence is the subject of a 10-week statutory consultation exercise to seek wider views on the proposal.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure impact > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/05/2023

Decision due: 17 Jul 2023 by Economy Regeneration & Housing Committee

Lead director: Director of Regeneration and Place

Contact: Lisa Newman Email:


Agenda items


  • Review of Selective Licensing Scheme