Issue details

Telford & Wrekin Council Housing Allocation Policy, 2021 - 2026

Although it is not a social landlord, the Council is required have an approved  Housing Allocation Policy which includes eligibility criteria and priorities for the allocation of social housing in the borough by Registered Providers (RPs).  RPs must have regard to this when allocating their homes.   When the Council makes a ‘nomination’, or a referral, to a RP this is classed as an allocation under housing law.


The Council’s Housing Allocations Policy was last reviewed in 2015.  The updated  Policy will take account of changes in local housing needs and the housing market.  It will also reflect new legislation and national policy guidance.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/02/2021

Decision due: 18 Mar 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Economy, Housing, Transport and Infrastructure

Lead director: Director: Housing, Employment & Infrastructure

Contact: Chris Winter, Investment Strategy & Partnerships Officer Email:

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