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Housing issues in seaside towns explored by committee

20 November 2018

Experts from the housing sector give evidence to the Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee on Tuesday 20 November.

Witnesses

Tuesday 20 November in Committee Room 2A, Palace of Westminster

At approximately 3.15pm

  • Ian Higgins, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
  • Professor Darren Smith, Loughborough University
  • John Stewart, Policy Manager, Residential Landlords Association

At approximately 4.10pm

  • Catherine Ryder, Head of Policy, National Housing Federation
  • Richard Blyth, Head of Policy, Royal Town Planning Institute

Possible questions

Questions the Committee is likely to ask include:

  • What impact does second home ownership have on coastal communities?
  • Do the right tools exist to drive up quality and safety in housing?
  • How does population transience in an area affect its potential for regeneration?
  • What role does the private rented sector play in coastal communities? How does it contribute to the regeneration of those areas?
  • How can licensing support coastal areas in tackling issues relating to poorly managed Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs)?
  • How effectively are local authorities using the powers that currently exists to tackle substandard accommodation? Do local authorities require any additional powers?

Further information

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