Decision details

Housing Allocation Policy Review – Key Principles and Recommendation to Consult

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To review the Housing Allocation Policy


Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing / Director of Neighbourhoods that set out the ongoing review of the Council’s Housing Allocation Policy.


Resolved - That the consultation on the proposed changes to the Allocations Policy, as detailed at Appendix 1 of the report, to start as soon as was reasonably practicable and to run for a fourteen-week period be approved.


Reason for decision


Agreement on the approach outlined in the report and the feedback from the consultation would enable officers to further progress the policy review and develop a draft policy document.


The Council had a duty to consult on significant policy changes to its housing scheme, in accordance to Section 166A(13) of the Housing Act 1996.


Alternatives considered


Details of the alternative options considered were set out in the exempt report.


Report author: Helen Bellis

Publication date: 29/11/2023

Date of decision: 28/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 28/11/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/11/2023

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