Monday, 25 January 2016 6:30 pm
Only one housing related Motion tabled by the Labour Group … Northampton DCH was sure that the Labour group leader had only recently (January 12) wrote ‘Our town wide campaign will focus on housing,
This is the motion
iv)Councillor Ashraf to propose and Councillor Russell to second:
“This Council believes that residents should not be expected to use their living rooms as bedrooms.
This Council also believes overcrowding is a serious problem in some households in our town. Living in overcrowded houses impacts on personal welfare and is particularly detrimental to a child’s education.
This Council further believes the statutory definition of overcrowding is too low and so we need much stronger criteria. This Council notes that the Administration has been looking into this.
This Council resolves to do what it can to help alleviate overcrowding in homes by going beyond our statutory duties. This Council further resolves to fundamentally review the Allocations Policy to ensure residents are not living in overcrowded conditions”.