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Site visit offers update on project to create 53 new council homes

30 May 2019
Work is progressing well with the construction of 53 new homes in Chadwell St Mary as part of Thurrock Council's £32million investment in new council homes for affordable rent for people on the borough's housing register.
The timber frames of the new council homes in Claudian Way are currently being installed in readiness for roof coverings and brickwork, while the construction of new roads and drainage is also progressing. The project is on track to be completed in spring 2020.

Cabinet approves key changes to housing allocation policy

18 January 2019
Local people in the highest need of a home will be the focus of Thurrock Council’s new housing allocation policy, following the scheme’s first major overhaul for nearly 5 years.
Thurrock Council's Cabinet last night approved the revised housing allocation plan to ensure it reflects current housing pressures. Specific changes, following an extensive 2-stage public consultation, include:

Second phase of housing allocation policy consultation under way

23 November 2018
The second part of a consultation on Thurrock Council Housing Allocation Policy is now under way.
The consultation is part of a root and branch review of the policy that determines exactly how council homes are allocated in the borough and is the first major overhaul of the policy for nearly 5 years.
Specific proposals being consulted on include:

Consultation launched on housing allocation policy

24 September 2018
Thurrock Council has launched a consultation asking residents for their views on the council's housing allocation policy.
The consultation is part of a root and branch review of the policy which determines how council homes are allocated across the borough.
It is the first major overhaul in the policy for nearly five years and follows a number of changes to the law governing how local authorities decide who should get priority for housing.

Housing Overview and Scrutiny extraordinary meeting rescheduled

6 February 2018
Today's meeting (Tuesday 6 February) Housing Overview and Scrutiny Committee will be rescheduled after the chair requested further work is undertaken to better inform the committee reports.
The meeting was set up specifically to look in detail at the customer experience of survivors of domestic abuse and people with mental health conditions approaching the homelessness team.
Upon receiving the report last week, the Chair of the committee took the decision to postpone and reschedule the committee meeting.