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Review of Housing Allocations Policy

Meeting: 19/03/2019 - Housing, Economy and Business Committee (Item 50)

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This report proposes a number of amendments to be made to the Council’s housing allocations policy, principally in light of legislative changes including those brought about by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

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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.