To consider a report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing & Community Safety.
Cabinet considered a report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Safety which highlighted the need for the Council to adopt a Housing Allocations Policy by 2022 and the consultation undertaken. The new Policy had been drafted with the assistance of the Executive Advisory Panel and would replace those of the previous sovereign Councils.
The Policy was established to ensure the allocation of tenancies is carried out fairly and in accordance with the law. It aimed to ensure fair and efficient management of the stock and a scheme that was accessible to those households in housing need. The Portfolio Holder further reported that the People & Health Overview Committee had reviewed the policy and endorsed its recommendation. The Portfolio Holder advised that there was a small error in the EAP membership listed within the report and should be amended to also included Cllr S Bartlett.
Recommendation to Full Council
(a) That the Housing Allocation Policy be adopted;
(b) That authority be delegated to the Portfolio Holder Housing and Community Safety to make minor amendments to the Policy and any amendments necessary to reflect legislative change.