Helen Douglas

Councillor - Strensall Ward


Council help for new HMO licensing scheme

The much-anticipated new law to improve the management of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) is coming into force on 1 October 2018, and City of York Council is offering one-to-one sessions to help landlords with their applications.

Lowfield site to deliver largest affordable development in a generation

The Conservative-led administration’s commitment to sensible growth has taken another significant step forward with planning permission having been granted for its proposed development of the former Lowfield School site west of the city, clearing the way for 165 much-needed homes in the city - of

New licensing schemes in view for HMO's

City of York Council is preparing a new inspection programme with a revised licensing fee schedule to support new laws regarding the regulation of houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs), which come into effect on 1 October of this year.

'Operation Eyeball' to fight fly tipping

York’s Conservative-led administration continues its relentless campaign against fly tipping with the creation of a new combined York/North Yorkshire task force to tackle the crime in rural areas of both authorities.