Decision details

Affordable Housing Scheme

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The subject of the decision


The Chief Officer Place and Governance submitted a report which sought member’s approval of a refreshed policy scheme for dealing with applications for affordable housing.


Councillor M Fitzgerald moved the recommendations as per the report; this was seconded by Councillor M Johnson. The motion was unanimously agreed.


Alternative options considered


Not to approve the policy scheme or to make amendments to proposed drafts.


The reason for the decision


To ensure the Council had a formally adopted policy detailing the framework in which the Council would assess applications for affordable housing in the private sector where the Council was the certifying body.


The decision




That –


1.  The introduction of a formal approach to assessing eligibility criteria for private sector affordable housing where the Council was the certifying body be supported;

2.  The Affordable Housing Scheme as set out in Appendix 1, to support local people in accessing housing that meets local need, be adopted;

3.  Any future minor amendments to the Scheme be delegated to the relevant Chief Officer in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing.


Report author: Gayle Roach

Publication date: 24/06/2022

Date of decision: 22/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 05/07/2022

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