Democracy - Decision details

Decision details

Approval of Non-Cooperation Policy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


In January 2019, Local Authorities were given clarity on the steps that could be taken when applicants under the homelessness legislation demonstrate a “deliberate and unreasonable refusal to cooperate”. In line with other Local Authorities, the Council is seeking to implement a Non-Cooperation policy to cover such circumstances. These cases are the exception and the policy will enable officers to take appropriate action when the need arises.


A motion was MOVED by Cllr Mrs Pearson and SECONDED by Cllr Mrs Hones to agree the recommendations in the report.


Following a discussion a vote was taken and it was RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY that: Members are asked to:


To approve the Non-Cooperation policy included in Appendix A of the report.


Reasons for Recommendation

To ensure that the Housing Department has documentation to support the implementation of the legislation in case of any challenges or complaints made.

Publication date: 10/01/2022

Date of decision: 13/12/2021

Decided at meeting: 13/12/2021 - Environment, Enforcement & Housing Committee

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