Decision details

Homesearch Allocation Scheme Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economic and Community Regeneration

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Homesearch Policy is the document that articulates how the Council prioritises and allocates social housing to those on the waiting list. This update provides a range of amendments to the scheme following recent legislative changes and designed to improve the operation of the scheme.


The Cabinet Member agrees to adopt the amended allocation scheme, known as the Homesearch Allocation Scheme 2019.

Reasons for the decision:

These amendments will ensure that housing allocations continue to create balanced communities where people choose to live, make the best use of the housing stock, prioritise those in greatest need and adopt new flexibilities in line with changes to housing regulations.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 04/02/2019

Date of decision: 04/02/2019

Effective from: 12/02/2019

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