Cotswold District Council plans to introduce new housing allocation scheme
UNDER a proposed housing allocation scheme, Cotswold District Council will refuse to offer accommodation to any person who is not a British citizen or who doesn’t come from a country that is part of the EU.
This new criteria for housing allocation is being set out in a draft document that CDC is putting out for public consultation.
The document states that homeless people, those living in overcrowded conditions and people who need to move due to medical reasons will be given preferential treatment when it comes to allocating housing.
People who are struggling with housing but who have a local connection to the Cotswolds will also be looked on favourably in terms of allocation.
Cllr Sue Jepsen, cabinet member for housing strategy and allocations, said: “The council wants to ensure that meeting the housing needs and aspirations of residents will link more closely to current and future availability of affordable housing.
“We have produced a draft Housing Allocation Scheme for public consultation, which identifies key areas where the council has new powers or there are legislative changes on issues including eligibility, employment status and local connection.”
In order to simplify the consultation, CDC has made the document available to read online and at its offices in Cirencester and Moreton-in-Marsh.
CDC will also hold a drop-in session on Wednesday, September 11 between 2pm and 7pm at the Moreton Area Centre and another at CDC’s Trinity Road offices in Cirencester on Thursday, September 12 between 2pm to 7pm.
To read the document online visit www.cotswold.gov.uk.
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