Decision details


Decision Maker: Argyll and Bute Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council gave consideration to a report which sought approval of the arrangements for the Council’s Short-term Let Licensing Scheme.




The Council –


1.    noted the considerable work undertaken to develop the new licensing regime in a challenging timescale, and without any additional funding or resourcing provided by the Scottish Government;


2.    welcomed the high level of responses to the public consultation, and recognised that many of the issues raised had been incorporated into the final licensing regime;


3.    approved the Short-term Let Licensing Regime, Licensing Policy, additional conditions and fee and charges as set out in sections 5.4 and 5.6 of the submitted report;


4.    noted the initial focus on “new hosts” initially until additional staff resources are in place; and


5.    agreed to amend the Council’s Scheme of Delegation to delegate responsibility for the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022 to the Executive Director with responsibility for Regulatory Services, to enable the Council’s Environmental Health Service to authorise officers to deliver the Short-term Let licensing regime.


(Reference:  Report by Executive Director with responsibility for Development and Economic Growth dated 20 September 2022, submitted)


Publication date: 11/10/2022

Date of decision: 29/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 29/09/2022 - Argyll and Bute Council

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