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Please be advised that a letter regarding East Staffordshire Borough Councils selective licensing consultation is being delivered to properties within the proposed selective licensing areas asking residents to call a ‘Sarah’.
Please be advised that ‘Sarah’ or the person(s) delivering the letters are not in any way affiliated to the Council.

Selective Licensing Consultation – Have your say

East Staffordshire Borough Council is proposing to extend Selective Licensing to additional areas of the borough to incorporate specific streets that have the highest amount of complaints about housing conditions. It is proposed to designate five Streets which are shown within the table below which have been identified as areas that suffer from poor property standards.

Street Name



Branston Road

Anglesey & Burton

Branston Road Map

Goodman Street

Eton Park

Goodman Street Map

Shobnall Street


Shobnall Street Map

Uxbridge Street

Anglesey & Burton

Uxbridge Street Map

Waterloo Street


Waterloo Street Map

Selective licensing has been identified as an option to tackle poor property conditions and improve the standard of housing in the area.

Selective licensing requires all landlords that provide private rented accommodation within the designated areas to apply for a licence and comply with licence conditions designed to improve housing conditions and management standards. There is a fee for the licence and penalties for anyone who does not obtain a licence or abide by the conditions.

Selective licensing only applies to residential properties that are privately rented. It does not apply to owner occupied housing or social rented accommodation.

It is proposed that the licensing scheme would start in September 2020 and last for 5 years.

Have your say

Your views on this proposal are important and we hope to hear from as many residents, landlords, agents, businesses and organisations as possible.

The Selective Licensing Scheme Proposal has been developed which explains the background evidence to support the introduction of selective licensing, the details of the scheme and how it would work in practice.  

Copies of the proposal are available at the following locations:

Burton upon Trent Customer Service Centre
Market Place
Burton upon Trent
DE14 1HA


East Staffordshire Borough Council
Town Hall
King Edward Place
Burton upon Trent
DE14 2EB

There are two questionnaire response forms which can be completed online:

Open Day

We are holding three public open days where you can come and speak to us about the proposal:-

The first one will be held on Monday 10th February 2020 from 2pm – 7pm at Burton Town Hall, Kind Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2EB

Our second public open day is on Tuesday 11th February 2020 from 10am – 3pm at Queen Street Community Centre, Queen Street, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 3LW

The third public open day is on Wednesday 4th March 2020 from 5pm - 10pm at Dove Room, Burton Town Hall, Kind Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2EB

The consultation is available from Monday 20th January 2020 for 10 weeks and will close on Monday 30th March 2020. Following the consultation the council will consider all responses received together with any other relevant information.

If you have any questions about the proposal you may contact us by phone on 01283 508578 or email selectivelicensing@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.

Equality Survey

East Staffordshire Borough Council is committed to creating a fairer East Staffordshire for everyone. The Equality Act 2010 requires the Council to create and publish equality objectives that will contribute towards eliminating any type of discrimination, harassment and victimisation, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between different people.

Please let us know your views