Under its Localism Bill the Government are making changes to the types of affordable housing tenancies offered. There is also an expectation that the Council will review its Housing Register, the way affordable housing is allocated; and finally the way in which tenancies pass to family members of tenants. It will be a duty of the Council to publish a Strategic Housing Policy to propose how this should operate in Bristol. The Council is consulting on all these changes under the ‘umbrella’ title Strategic Housing Policy Plus. The consultation also covers any disposal of affordable housing.
Why We Are Consulting
The Council wants to ensure that any changes to the way affordable housing is allocated and used in Bristol is consulted on and
Meets housing need; and
Support outcomes identified in its Housing Strategy.
It is recommended that consultees read the file:Simple Guide to STP Plus.doc and fill in the feedback section therein.
If they want more detail they should read the file:STP + proposals paper Aug 2011.doc.
For context a link to the Government’s web page is included and other supporting papers.