Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
1.1 That the Cabinet Member for Housing agrees:
1.1.1 The approach to social lettings set out in table 1 and Appendix B
1.1.2 Any necessary changes to the Allocation Scheme and any other council policies in order to implement the requirements of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (see 6.1–6.2)
1.1.3 Changes to the Allocations Scheme and to information on the council’s website relating to when Local Lettings Plans are agreed and the principles that are followed when they are implemented (see 6.7).
1.1.4 That a 6th priority is added to the priorities for letting intermediate housing in Westminster for ‘London Residents and Workers’, which will apply after 3 months of properties being marketed locally, or earlier if there is no local demand (see 6.6).
1.1.5 The updated Homelessness Strategy 2019–2024 Action Plan in Appendix D
1.1.6 The updated Accommodation Procurement Policy Action Plan 2021/22 in Appendix E
Reasons for Decision
2.1 The council’s Housing Allocation Scheme is read alongside the annual Supply and Allocation of Social Housing Report, which sets out the proportion of social housing the council expects to let to the different groups in need. These lettings projections are needed to guide the approach to lettings during the year.
2.2 This Report is also needed in order to consider and update wider policies relating to the allocation of social and private housing for households on the council’s housing register and to update any policy changes in relation to intermediate housing.
Publication date: 18/10/2021
Date of decision: 18/10/2021
Effective from: 26/10/2021