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Housing Allocations Policy Consultation 2018

posted 15 Oct 2018, 09:06 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk
From South Oxfordshire District Council:

We are proposing some changes to our “Housing Allocations Policy” which sets out how South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils assess applications to join the housing register and how we allocate social housing within the districts. 

The current policy is nearly five years old (which is a normal lifespan) and we need to update it to: 
  • reflect new legislation and welfare reform, particularly in relation to affordability; 
  • review who will be able to bid for social housing and the priority awarded to applicants; and 
  • consider the process to meet any agreed proposal to contribute towards addressing Oxford’s unmet housing need.
We are inviting comments on the proposed changes from Monday 15 October until 5pm on Monday 26 November 2018.

How to view the policy 
We have prepared a document that summarises the key changes to the policy, which you can view here. Alternatively, you can view the full policy

The documents are also available to view at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils office, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SB between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am and 4.30pm on Fridays. 

How to comment 
You can view the key documents and submit your comments on the proposed changes online at https://survey.southandvale.gov.uk/s/HAP2018/?m=33287416lzcc8

Please do not send us queries about your individual housing application. These cannot be dealt with as part of the consultation process. If you have a query regarding your housing, please email housing@southandvale.gov.uk or call 01235 422436

The results of the consultation will be used to inform the final policy which the councils' cabinets will consider. Information about what you told us and how we have responded to comments will be published on the Have Your Say pages of our websites. 

Please note: only the names of organisations submitting responses will be published in the report, not individuals. Consultation data will be deleted after the report has been published.

For more information about the consultation, or to obtain a paper copy of the full policy, please email haveyoursay@southandvale.gov.uk or call 01235 422600