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Consultations

Welcome to the section of the website where you will find information on any current or previous consultations together with results and/or feedback. 

Consultations will be listed below for any of the Keyways partners beneath their logo.

Have your say on how the new Council should allocate social housing.

People are being invited to give their views on proposals for how social housing will be allocated across North Northamptonshire from spring next year.

On 1 April 2021 the new North Northamptonshire Council will replace the existing district and borough councils in Corby, East Northants, Kettering and Wellingborough, which each currently have their own rules for deciding how council and housing association properties are allocated in their areas. Work has therefore been taking place to combine these into a new draft Housing Allocation Scheme that will cover all of North Northamptonshire from day one of the new Council.

Residents, tenants and housing associations are among those being encouraged to give their feedback on these proposals as part of a six-week consultation starting today (4 November) and running until 15 December.

Their views will help to shape a final version of the scheme to then be considered by North Northamptonshire’s Shadow Councillors early next year.

To view the draft proposals and complete a questionnaire, visit https://futurenorthants.citizenspace.com/

The draft scheme sets out proposals for who would be eligible and could apply for social housing in North Northamptonshire, along with how the new Council would process applications, assess and manage people’s housing needs and determine who should have priority for social housing.

The draft Allocation Scheme would also keep a Choice Based Lettings approach to allocating social housing, which is already used by the existing North councils and allows applicants to choose and bid for properties they prefer.

Councillor Russell Roberts, Leader of the North Northamptonshire Shadow Authority and Housing Portfolio Holder said: “Supporting the welfare and needs of residents across north Northamptonshire will be at the heart of our new Council and the way we allocate housing will play a key role in helping us do this.

“It’s really important that people give their views on these proposals so that we can shape the best scheme possible for our communities. I would encourage everyone with an interest in these issues to get involved and give their feedback.”

The draft Housing Allocation Scheme can be viewed online, along with an accompanying questionnaire to complete at https://futurenorthants.citizenspace.com/. Alternatively comments can be emailed to futurenorthants@northamptonshire.gov.uk or in writing to the following address:

Allocations Consultation, Future Northants, c/o Kettering Borough Council, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX.

For more information or to request paper copies of the questionnaire call 01536 410333.

The deadline for responses is on Tuesday, 15 December, 2020.

DRAFT NORTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HOUSING ALLOCATION SCHEME


 

 

 

 

Corby Borough Council (CBC) is committed, through its ‘One Corby’ approach to deliver improved services to the people of the Borough.  It is therefore essential that any consultation is well planned, well co-ordinated, robust and appropriate to our customers needs.  We need information from our customers to drive forward and improve the quality of services we provide.

Understanding and delivering our customers needs is key to a, "Building a Bigger, Better, Brighter Corby”.

 

CLOSED  

Consultation

Timescale
  • CLOSED (4 weeks - Friday 23 February 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018)

Supporting Document

Results
  • Will be published within 3 months of the closing date

CLOSED  

Consultation

Timescale
  • CLOSED (4 weeks - Wednesday 27th April 2016 to Tuesday 24th May 2016)
Supporting Document
Method
  • Corby Borough Council Website Online Consultation Form

Results

 


CLOSED  
Consultation         
Timescale
  • CLOSED (4 weeks - Wednesday 16th September 2015 to Tuesday 13th October 2015)
Supporting Document
Method
  • Corby Borough Council Website Online Consultation Form
Results

 


 

By law, we must publish a document that explains who can apply for social housing in the Borough and who gets priority. We must show who qualifies to join the register and how we make sure the people in the greatest need are housed. We do this through our Housing Allocation Scheme.

It is important to review the scheme annually to ensure it remains fit for purpose and accurately reflects current housing need in the Borough, ensures best use of housing stock is realised, supports the Local Authority to continue to meet duties owed to households and also accommodates new legislation.

Kettering Borough Council have launched a public consultation on the review of our Housing Allocation Scheme and we welcome your comments.

CLOSED

The Housing Allocation Scheme is reviewed annually to ensure it remains fit for purpose, accurately reflects current housing need in the Borough, ensures best use of housing stock is realised and supports the Local Authority to continue to meet duties owed to homeless households.

 

Whilst the current Housing Allocation Scheme was only adopted in October, the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 legislation from the 3rd April 2018 means that some minor alterations are required to ensure that it complies with the new legislation. Please find attached a copy of the proposed scheme.

 

Today we have launched a 4 week consultation on the proposed changes and would welcome your views. You can submit comments by email to HousingOptions@kettering.gov.uk (please title the subject response - Housing Allocation Scheme) or alternatively write to us at:

 

The Allocations Team

Kettering Borough Council

Municipal Offices

Bowling Green Road

Kettering

NN15 7QX

 

Please ensure all comments are sent back to us by no later than Wednesday 28th March 2018.

Kettering Keyways proposed Housing Allocation Scheme

 


CLOSED  
Consultation
Timescale
  • CLOSED - 6 weeks - Monday 14th March 2016 to Friday 22nd April 2016
Supporting Document
Results

 

 


 

There are no current consultations.