Decision details

Review of Housing Allocations Policy

Decision Maker: Housing, Economy and Business Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To propose some revisions to the Council's Housing Allocations Policy in light of recent changes in housing statutory duties and responsibilities in relation to certain client groups


Trevor Hart, Housing Strategy and Commissioning Manager, briefly presented the report, accompanied by Helen Davies, Head of Service: Advice, Information and Assessment - Encompass LATC.


Councillor Catherine Gray motioned, as seconded by Councillor Sam Weatherlake, that recommendation 5.2.3 within the Appendix A be changed to “Unborn children will not be taken into account until six weeks prior to birth for the purpose of assessing the number of bedrooms required by a household” to which committee members agreed.


Members gave further consideration to ‘untenant-like behaviour’. It was confirmed by officers that an appeals process existed.


RESOLVED: that the proposed changes to the Council’s housing allocations policy, as set out in Appendix A and described in section 4, be approved.

Report author: Trevor Hart

Publication date: 26/03/2019

Date of decision: 19/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 19/03/2019 - Housing, Economy and Business Committee

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