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.
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.