More homes for those with local connections
2:40pm Sunday 20th January 2013 in County News
One in three council houses will be advertised to people with a local connection under an updated draft housing allocation policy which has received backing from Pembrokeshire County Council cabinet members.
Currently only one in ten houses can be advertised with a local connection.
Cabinet member for housing and sustainability David Simpson said: “Now 33% of homes in areas will go to local people and that’s a great benefit.”
Council leader Jamie Adams said he welcomed the attempt to create local housing opportunities.
The previous policy, dating from 2006, was reviewed in the light of current housing needs, changes in law, case law and guidance.
None of the key principles of allocation have been fundamentally changed as a result of the review, according to a report by the council’s director of development.
Cabinet moved that its recommendation for the updated draft of the Pembrokeshire Choice Based Lettings Allocation Policy be considered by the overview and scrutiny committees for older persons, health and well-being and for children and families.