Reading Borough Council is asking for residents’ opinions to help shape the future of how it allocates social housing.
Key changes are planned through the new Allocations Scheme to help create and maintain well-balanced, thriving communities, and the Council is looking for feedback on the plans from those who live in Reading via the Allocations Scheme consultation.
They key areas in which the Council want to implement change are:
Cllr John Ennis, Reading’s Lead Member for Housing, said:
“The Allocations Scheme consultation is really important in helping to create well-balanced, sustainable communities and a clear and fair allocations scheme. The proposed changes will improve the opportunity for tenants to move to areas they can feel more invested in, and obtain accommodation that better suits their needs.
“Essential workers are a cornerstone of our local communities and we aim to incentivise them to settle in and contribute to Reading by providing more housing opportunities. Tackling anti-social behaviour is a key priority for our communities and the scheme proposals will enable us to be tougher on those who persistently create these issues”.
The consultation is open for responses until 12th May 2021, with resident responses forming a report submitted to a committee for approval along with a draft of the scheme shaped by that feedback.
To read the Allocations Scheme consultation and provide your opinions, go to consult.reading.gov.uk/dens/changes-to-allocations-scheme.