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Lewisham Housing Allocations Policy Review

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Housing & Planning, Councillor Paul Bell, the Mayor and Cabinet

agreed that a 12 week public consultation on the proposed changes to the

Allocations Policy be approved, as set out below, summarised in section 9,

and detailed in Appendix A, to consult on:


(a) changes to the banding structure

(b) changes to band allocation for several primary rehousing reasons

(c) introducing a new ‘smart letting’ approach to maximise the number of

properties available to let

(d) reducing the ‘three offer’ rule to ‘two offer’ rule

(e) updating the bidding process

(f) reviewing how large properties are let

(g) delegating powers


Publication date: 12/11/2020

Date of decision: 11/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 11/11/2020 - Mayor and Cabinet

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