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.

St Chad's assurance

9 August 2017
Leader of the Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill offered assurances to residents that new homes being built on the old St Chad’s site in Tilbury are not being block bought or rented by other local authorities.
Cllr Gledhill said: "I'm pleased to put to bed some rumours circulating that London boroughs are block purchasing or renting local homes for their residents.
"That is categorically untrue.
"I have spoken to senior officers and we all agree, while there continues to be such local demand, any interest from other local authorities will not be entertained."