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Consultations underway

Draft housing allocations policy and draft pet policy

The Council would like to know your views on the draft housing allocations.  Changes to the current allocations policy have been made to include:

  • New statutory requirements
  • Changes to priority banding
  • Affordability checks
  • Local connection
  • Changes to age restrictions in sheltered housing
  • Transfers between Council properties
  • Bidding for 3 bedroom properties by families with 2 children
  • Daily advertising on homefinder  

We are also looking to introduce a new pet policy in sheltered accommodation, flats that do not have enclosed communal areas and ground floor flats only in blocks with enclosed communal areas. 

Both documents are available to read here along with details of local connection data which has been used to help inform the changes to the draft policy:

If you have any questions or comments on the draft documents please email the customerengagement@westlancs.gov.uk

The closing date for the consultation is 22 March 2018.

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