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To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 14 August 2017 and 18 September 2017.
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This report outlines a policy to allow the Council to implement the new powers on civil penalties introduced by the Housing and Planning Act 2016 as an alternative to prosecution for a range of offences under the Housing Act 2004.
Resolved: (i) That Option 1 be approved and the civil penalties be introduced as an alternative to prosecution.
(ii) That the policy attached as Appendix A to the report be approved.
Reason: To enable the Council to use the civil penalties as an alternative to prosecution for specific penalties under the Housing Act 2004.