Issue details

Allocations Policy

The current Allocations Policy was last reviewed in July 2013 and since that time emerging case law and the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 have changed the legislative environment in which the Council's Allocations Policy operates.


This report recommends a number of changes in the allocation policy to better reflect current housing needs and legislation.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect on communities;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2018

Decision due: 18 Oct 2018 by Cabinet

Decision due: 13 Nov 2018 by Executive, Policy & Community Safety Scrutiny Panel

Decision due: 15 Jan 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Lesley Ann Game, Cabinet Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods

Lead director: Tim Willis

Contact: Bob Porter, Head of Housing and Planning Tel: 01843 577006 Email: Tel: 01843 577006 Tel: 08143 577006.

Consultation process

Six weeks public consultation during the period 22 October 2018 – 30 November 2018


Residents, Ward Councillors, Housing register applicants, statutory partners.

What the decision will mean: Agreeing how social homes are allocated in the district.


Agenda items


  • Cabinet report  
  • Executive Scrutiny Panel report  
  • 2nd Cabinet report