Invitation to shape area housing policy for Deepings and Bourne

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People in the Deepings and Bourne can help South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) to decide its housing allocation policy for the near future.

The council is looking to update its Housing Allocations Policy, in place since September 2013, so as to assess wheher any changes need to be made.

SKDC uses the Housing Allocations Policy to guide it in the way it provides housing across the district, including Bourne, Deeping St James, Langtoft, Market Deeping and Morton.

An SKDC spokesman said: “The Government requires all local authorities to have an allocation scheme for determining priorities and defining the procedures to be followed in allocating housing accommodation.

“Our existing housing allocations policy has been in place since September 2013 and puts applicants for social housing into one of five bands.

“Since then however, there have been numerous legislative changes and new good practice guidelines which the new allocations policy aims to address.

Our goal is to ensure the way we assess, prioritise and offer social housing is open and transparent for our customers and partners, so the review of our housing allocation policy reflects this

An SKDC spokesman

“Our goal is to ensure the way we assess, prioritise and offer social housing is open and transparent for our customers and partners, so the review of our housing allocation policy reflects this.

“Your comments will help the council decide what changes will be made to the Housing Allocations Policy and so we welcome the views of anyone who lives or works in the district of South Kesteven, as well as any organisation or professionals with an interest in this issue.”

The consultation is open until Tuesday, August 23 and for more information, visit http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10724