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Council seeks residents’ views on Draft Housing Allocations Policy

Housing allocations policy

Melton Borough Council is in the process of reviewing its Choice Based Lettings and Housing Allocations Policy and is running a consultation to allow local residents and stakeholders to share their views.

Housing allocations policies determine who can join the housing register for social housing and determine the level of priority which will be awarded based on an applicant’s circumstances.

The council is reviewing its housing allocations policy in the context of local housing need and in response to current legislation and national policy changes including those relating to domestic abuse and armed forces personnel. 

Councillor Ronan Browne, Portfolio Holder for Council Homes and Landlord Services, said “It is important we review our policies to ensure they are up to date, relevant and best suit the current needs of our borough.

The new Draft Choice Based Lettings and Housing Allocations Policy details our updated priorities for allocating social housing, which provides us the opportunity to better match the local needs with suitable housing and to use our housing resources as effectively as possible.

We value the views of our residents and stakeholders and would encourage everyone to view the policy and complete our online survey of the updated document, which includes 12 questions relating to the key changes.”

The consultation opens on 13 January 2022 and runs for 6 weeks before closing on 25 February 2022.

The draft policy and online survey are available on the Melton Borough Council website at: https://www.melton.gov.uk/draftallocationspolicy 

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For more information please contact: communications@melton.gov.uk

13 January 2022
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