Please see below my speech to full council seconding the motion on overcrowding put by Cllr. Ashraf.
Thank You Mayor, I support what Cllr Ashraf has said. I have seen examples of people living in cramped housing conditions when people, including children, are forced to share a small amount space. Overcrowding is a big issue and as my colleague Cllr Ashraf points out it the statutory definition is just too weak. We need to look again at our Allocation Policy and all Councillors should be able to have an input into this.”