Decision details

Home Release Policy - Ground Breaker

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder - Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


AGREED that the Portfolio Holder:


a)      approves the commencement of this ground-breaking scheme; and


b)      approves a budget of £50,000 to support this scheme, which will be funded from the Tenant Welfare Fund created in January 2023.

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure the Council has suitable arrangements in place to support tenants wishing to downsize and/or release adapted accommodation.

Alternative options considered:

There is a continued increase in demand for both larger family homes and adapted accommodation within our District; by providing both financial and moving support (or a blend of both) we will be providing tenants with homes suitable for their needs.

Failure to address this demand places additional pressure on our adaptation budget, increases numbers on our housing register and results in us being unable to meet housing need within Newark and Sherwood.


Publication date: 19/09/2023

Date of decision: 19/09/2023

Effective from: 23/09/2023

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