Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Council Homes and Homelessness
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Approve the local lettings scheme area for the first allocations of the new build development, Lillac House on Meeting House Lane.
1. That the local lettings scheme area for the first allocations of the new build development, Lillac House on Meeting House Lane, be approved.
2. That it be agreed that a minimum of 50% of the properties at Meeting House Lane be allocated to existing tenants within the local area.
3. That the further criteria applied to residents of the local lettings scheme be noted:
i. The local area is defined as tenants on the immediate area where the development is located:
- Acorn estate
- Clifton Estate
- Cossal Estate
- Oliver Goldsmith
- Local street properties
ii. Rent arrears of less than four weeks or £50 if claiming housing benefit at point of application and point of offer.
iii. Households can only move upon successful completion of pre-tenancy inspection and interview as per section 5.26 of the councils published allocation scheme.
iv. Only households assessed in a housing need (bands 1-3) will be allocated a property through the local lettings scheme. Households will be prioritised in existing priority bands and priority stars in accordance with our published allocations scheme.
v. Requests for additional bedrooms above the assessed need will not be considered unless on medical grounds confirmed by Housing Solutions medical assessment.
4. That a two bedroom accessible property located within Lilac house be reserved for a homeless household for usage as temporary accommodation.
Publication date: 04/06/2021
Date of decision: 03/06/2021
Effective from: 12/06/2021