From time to time the Council and its Common Housing Register partners may adopt local lettings plans for new build homes.

The purpose of these is to encourage residents to develop lasting connections with the area; to help sustain a community; to reduce overcrowding and tackle other housing needs in the local area.

You will see an explanation of the restrictions that apply to a Local Lettings Plan property, on the advert we publish.  As an example this is what the information might say:

  • Under the Local Lettings Plan preference for this property will be given to housing applicants in Band 1 and 2, including full duty accepted homeless applicants who have lived on the estate and been on the Housing Register, for a minimum of 12 months from the end date of this advert/ for more than 1 year prior to handover/ who were eligible to vote at the time the offer document was published.