The council has a published Housing Allocation Scheme, which determines the priorities and defines the procedures to be followed in assessing applications under part 6 of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended) and allocating council accommodation. It is a key policy objective of the council to regenerate identified housing estates in the borough which will require demolition of whole or part of these estates, and that tenants are rehoused within a set timescale.
To ensure a timely, fair and consistent approach to rehousing affected secure council tenants (including those occupying on fixed term flexible tenancies), and leaseholders, a local lettings plan will be published as a supplementary document to the council’s Housing Allocation Scheme and would apply to all tenants who have resided in their property on either of these estates for twelve continuous months before being asked to or requesting to leave their home. This local lettings plan will not apply to households occupying accommodation provided by the council as temporary accommodation, pursuant to the Council’s duties under homelessness legislation.
The qualification of this scheme to resident homeowners is captured in the Resident homeowners guides for each scheme. This local lettings plan is for the Winstanley and York Road schemes to ensure that there is sufficient flexibility to facilitate the timely decant of residents from their homes, as required to deliver vacant possession. It effectively ringfences the newly built homes for the purpose of rehousing those residents in first instance, accounting for identified local need thereafter.
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