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Local Letting Policy 1

PROPERTIES COVERED BY POLICY

  •  The Haven, Langley Park

CRITERIA

  1. Applicants with a local connection (as below) to Esh and Witton Gilbert Electoral Division (which Langley Park lies within) will first be prioritised above those without, regardless of banding priority (advertising will continue for 4 weeks for local connection applicants)
  2. After these applicants are prioritised, applicants with a connection to County Durham will be considered

The following criteria is in place- in line with the section 106 agreement: -

When an applicant or member of the applicant’s household (who is to be rehoused with the applicant) is:

  • Currently resident in the area for a minimum of 3 years

And/ or

  • Has had a period of 3 years permanent residence within the last 5 years

And/or

  • Has an essential need to live close to another person who has permanent residence in the area. This essential need applies to applicants who currently reside outside of the area who support or require support from someone who has been resident in the area for at least 3 years

And/or

  • Currently employed within the area. This is defined in line with DKO policy as in continuous full or part time work in the area for at least 12 months prior to the date of application. Part time work means a minimum of 2 full days per week.

Durham County Council has 100% nomination rights of the development. Therefore, all properties will be allocated through Durham Key Options.

EFFECTIVE DATE

  • November 2013

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Local Letting Policy 2

PROPERTIES COVERED BY POLICY

  •  Old Station Close, Fencehouses (11 x 2 bed houses, 7 x 3 beds)

CRITERIA

  1. Applicants with a local connection (as below) to Lumley Electoral Division (which Fencheouses lies in) will first be prioritised above those without, regardless of banding priority (advertising will continue for 4 weeks for local connection applicants)
  2. After these applicants are prioritised, applicants with a connection to County Durham will be considered

The following criteria is in place- in line with the section 106 agreement: -

When an applicant or member of the applicant’s household (who is to be rehoused with the applicant) is:

  • Currently resident in the area for a minimum of 3 years

And/ or

  • Has had a period of 3 years permanent residence within the last 5 years

And/or

  • Has an essential need to live close to another person who has permanent residence in the area. This essential need applies to applicants who currently reside outside of the area who support or require support from someone who has been resident in the area for at least 3 years

And/or

  • Currently employed within the area. This is defined in line with DKO policy as in continuous full or part time work in the area for at least 12 months prior to the date of application. Part time work means a minimum of 2 full days per week.

Durham County Council has 100% nomination rights on the first allocation of the development. All 18 properties will be allocated through Durham Key Options.

EFFECTIVE DATE

  • October 2014

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Local Letting Policy 3

PROPERTIES COVERED BY POLICY

  •  Youll Close, Thornley (6 x 2 bed bungalows, 11 x 2 bed houses, 6 x 3 bed houses)

CRITERIA

  1. Applicants with a local connection (as below) to Thornley Parish will first be prioritised (for two weeks advertising) above those without, regardless of banding priority
  2. After these applicants are prioritised, applicants with a connection to the adjoining parishes will be considered (up to a further two weeks advertising)
  3. After these applicants are prioritised, applicants with a local connection to the former district of Easington will then be prioritised above those with no such connection (for a further period of 6 weeks)
  4. All other applicants will then be considered from County Durham (after 10 weeks advertising in total)

The following criteria is in place- in line with the section 106 agreement: -

When an applicant or member of the applicant’s household (who is to be rehoused with the applicant) is:

  • Currently resident in the area for a minimum of 3 years

And/ or

  • Has had a period of 3 years permanent residence within the last 5 years

And/or

  • Has an essential need to live close to another person who has permanent residence in the area. This essential need applies to applicants who currently reside outside of the area who support or require support from someone who is resident in that area

And/or

  • Currently employed within the area. This is defined in line with DKO policy as in continuous full or part time work in the area for at least 12 months prior to the date of application. Part time work means a minimum of 2 full days per week.

Durham County Council has 100% nomination rights on the first allocation of the development. All 23 properties will be allocated through Durham Key Options. For subsequent lets, 60% must be allocated through Durham Key Options.

All applicants wishing to be shortlisted for the bungalows must need this property type. This aspect is not covered by the s106, so will be in line with DKO Policy ie only applicants 60+ years old or with a medical need requiring a bungalow, will be shortlisted for bungalows. The criteria above i) to iv) will then still apply.

EFFECTIVE DATE

  • February 2015

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Local Letting Policy 4

PROPERTIES COVERED BY POLICY

  •  Holby Garth, Browney Lane (7 x 2 bed houses, 4 x 3 bed houses) and Longhill Court (6 x 2 bed houses, 2 x 3 bed houses)

CRITERIA

  1. Applicants with a local connection (as per below) to Brandon and Byshottles Parish or its adjoining parishes, will first be prioritised above those without, regardless of banding priority
  2. After these applicants are prioritised, applicants with a local connection to the former district of Durham City will then be prioritised above those with no such connection (these applicants will only be considered after 4 weeks of advertising)
  3. All other applicants will then be considered from County Durham
  4. If no applicants are found with a connection to County Durham, applications will be considered from those outside of County Durham

The following criteria is in place- in line with the section 106 agreement: -

When an applicant or member of the applicant’s household (who is to be rehoused with the applicant) is:

  • Currently resident in the area for a minimum of 3 years

And/ or

  • Has had a period of 3 years permanent residence within the last 5 years

And/or

  • Has an essential need to live close to another person who has permanent residence in the area. This essential need applies to applicants who currently reside outside of the area who support or require support from someone who is resident in that area

And/or

  • Currently employed within the area. This is defined in line with DKO policy as in continuous full or part time work* in the area for at least 12 months prior to the date of application. Part time work means a minimum of 2 full days per week.

Durham County Council has 100% nomination rights on this development. All 19 properties will be allocated through Durham Key Options initially and then re-lets thereafter.

EFFECTIVE DATE

  • December 2015 (Holby Garth) and September 2017 (Longhill Court)

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Local Letting Policy 5

PROPERTIES COVERED BY POLICY

  •  Barley Gate, Vigo Lane, Birtley 

CRITERIA

  1. Applicants with a local connection (as per below) to North Lodge Parish or its adjoining parishes, will first be prioritised above those without, regardless of banding priority
  2. After these applicants are prioritised, applicants with a local connection to the former district of Chester-le-Street will then be prioritised above those with no such connection (these applicants will only be considered after 4 weeks of advertising to applicants who may have a connection to the areas listed above in point 1.)
  3. All other applicants will then be considered from County Durham but only if the properties have been advertised for 6 weeks and are not allocated to applicants meeting the connection in points 1 or 2 above.

The following criteria is in place- in line with the section 106 agreement: -

When an applicant or member of the applicant’s household (who is to be rehoused with the applicant) is:

  • Currently resident in the area for a minimum of 3 years

And/or (as agreed between Home and Durham County Council in addition to the section 106 agreement)

  • Has an essential need to live close to another person who has permanent residence (min 3 years) in the area. This essential need applies to applicants who currently reside outside of the area who support or require support from someone who is resident in that area

And/or (as agreed between Home and Durham County Council in addition to the section 106 agreement)

  • Currently employed within the area. This is defined in line with DKO policy as in continuous full or part time work* in the area for at least 12 months prior to the date of application. Part time work means a minimum of 2 full days per week.

Durham County Council has 100% nomination rights on initial and subsequent allocations of the development. Therefore, all properties will be allocated through Durham Key Options.

EFFECTIVE DATE

  • October 2018

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