Local Lettings Plan for one-bedroom Council owned flats at Salter Close and Whitehouse Road
Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
This report is a proposal to put in place a Local Lettings Plan at Salter Close and Whitehouse Rd. To help address the current issues in the area and to reduce the impact of any new lettings on existing residents following the de-designation of these flats.
The one-bedroom flats at Salter Close and White House Road are currently designated elderly and the lettings to the flats are restricted so that only housing applicants aged 40 years or older can apply for vacant properties.
These flats are due to be de-designated this year and the minimum age restriction used reduced. So that in the future housing applicants in housing need aged 18 years or older will be able to apply for vacant properties if they are considered suitable for an offer.
The Head of Housing & Property submitted a report detailing a proposal to put in place a Local Lettings Plan at Salter Close and Whitehouse Road to reduce the impact of any new lettings on existing residents following the de-designation of these flats for exclusive occupation by elderly persons.
The Executive Board Member for Housing presented the report. He asked for approval for a change to the policy to delete the words below:
Local Lettings Plan Approach
No housing applicants with a current
dependency on drugs and/or alcohol will be considered for an
The City Executive Board resolved to:
1. Approve the Local Lettings Plan at Salter Close and Whitehouse Road for a period of 12 months following the de-designation of the one-bedroom flats for occupation by elderly persons with the change as above.
2. Delegate authority to the Head of Housing and Property to extend the Local Lettings Plan after a period of 12 months if, after a review submitted to the Scrutiny Housing Panel, this is still considered to be required.
Report author: Tom Porter
Publication date: 26/08/2016
Date of decision: 14/04/2016
Decided at meeting: 14/04/2016 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)
Effective from: 21/04/2016