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Local Lettings Plan

Meeting: 26/10/2022 - Cabinet (Item 38)

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The Strategic Housing Officer presented the report in respect of the Local Lettings Plan Policy.


Cabinet was informed that the Council currently had a Housing Allocation Policy which provided a framework on housing allocations within the District. However, it was explained that Local Lettings Plans could be applied in order to provide variations to the main scheme. These variations were utilised for a number of reasons, which included ensuring a greater mix of social housing in local developments and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB). It was clarified to Members that any variations must not dominate the main scheme.


Members were advised that the Housing Allocations Policy did not need to be consulted on, however within the policy it was stated that the Council reserved the right to apply Local Lettings Plans if necessary.


It was reported to Members that an initial Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) had been undertaken on this Local Lettings Plan and that this would remain a live, working document.  In addition to this, it was also confirmed that should any Local Lettings Plans be proposed in the future, additional EIAs would also be developed. 




1)    the Local Lettings Plan Policy be approved and;

2)    delegated authority be given to the Head of Community and Housing Services following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Strategic Housing and Health and Well Being to agree and adopt future local lettings policies.