Housing Allocations Policy Consultation

We welcome your comments to help the council to decide what changes will be made to the Housing Allocations Policy 2016.

The Housing Act 1996 (Part 6), as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002 and the Localism Act 2011, requires all local authorities to have an allocation scheme for determining priorities and for defining the procedures to be followed in allocating housing accommodation.

South Kesteven District Council's (SKDC) existing housing allocations policy has been in place since September 2013 and places applicants for social housing into one of five bands. Since then however, there has been numerous legislative changes and new good practice guidelines, which the new allocations policy aims to address.

Our goal is to ensure that the process we use to assess, prioritise and offer social housing is open and transparent for both our customers and partner agencies and the review of our housing allocation policy reflects this.

Your comments will help the council to decide what changes will be made to the Housing Allocations Policy. We welcome the views of anyone who lives or works in the district of South Kesteven and of any organisation or professionals with an interest in this issue.

You can view a copy of our draft housing allocations policy below.

pdf icon SKDC Housing Allocation Policy 2016 Consultation DRAFT [1Mb]

This consultation has now closed

For further information, please contact Sarah Hutchison on 01476 40 65 86 or email allocationsconsultations@southkesteven.gov.uk