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Local Lettings framework

Published: 10/12/2015

The Council’s Cabinet will consider a framework for the implementation of local lettings policies at a meeting on Tuesday, 15 December. Local lettings policies are a tool which can enable greater planing of housing allocations in particular neighbourhoods or areas, to meet local needs and help to provide vibrant and sustainable communities. As a landlord the Council aims to balance the needs of all its tenants by seeking to create neighbourhoods that are safe and pleasant places to live with access to employment opportunities and local amenities The first areas to be considered for local lettings policies are the new council house building developments at the site of the former Custom House Lane School in Connah’s Quay and The Walks in Flint. Councillor Helen Brown, Cabinet Member for Housing said: “Local letting policies could assist the council respond effectively to local housing issues, which in turn would help develop create and maintain vibrant neighbourhoods for all our tenants. The proposed council led social housing developments in Connahs Quay and Flint, currently being considered for planning permission, provide an ideal opportunity us to develop, shape and assess our framework for local letting policies.