The South Essex Housing Group set up an Allocations Sub Group to develop a Sub-Regional Nomination Agreement Best Practice Guide.
Membership of the group is aimed at the five local authorities and those registered providers with over 500 units across the sub-region. The group was chaired by Kathy Ayres – Basildon Borough Council and Andrea O’Callaghan – Swan Housing Association.
The main areas of focus for the group was to:
A number of meetings, consultations and a dedicated training day took place between November 2017 and September 2018 culminating in the launch and publication of the South Essex Nomination Agreement Best Practice Guide on 1 October 2018 in Basildon. Included are a common set of forms for LA nominations and RP nomination requests which can be individually downloaded below.
More recently Basildon Borough Council has been developing a new Housing Strategy (2023-28) and will include a review of its allocations policy.