The Housing Strategy and Enabling Manager presented a report on the subject of the Local Lettings Plan Policy.
The Executive Committee was informed that the Council had a Housing Allocations Policy, which informed decisions about social housing allocation in the Borough. Local Lettings Plans could be utilised by Councils to vary the allocations scheme, which might be considered desirable by the local authority for a variety of reasons, including to ensure a greater mix of social housing in local developments or to address Anti Social Behaviour. Social housing landlords would be consulted on the plans, including Redditch Borough Council as a social housing provider. Relevant partners, including West Mercia Police and the Community Safety team, had been consulted in developing the policy to ensure that the process could meet the community’s needs.
An Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) had been produced when developing the Local Lettings Policy and this would remain a live, working document. Additional EIAs would need to be developed for each Local Lettings Plan as and when these were proposed in the future.
1) the Local Lettings Plan Policy be approved; and
2) authority be delegated to the Head of Community and Housing Services, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Procurement, to agree and adopt future local lettings policies.