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Allocations Policy for City of York Council's 3 Gypsy Roma and Travellers Sites

Meeting: 16/12/2015 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Major Projects (Item 26)

26 Approval of the updated Allocations Policy for City of York Councils Gypsy Roma and Travellers Sites pdf icon PDF 156 KB

This report seeks the approval of an updated Allocations Policy, in order to allocate pitches across the Councils three sites fairly and consistently.  The policy has been updated to reflect the changes to North Yorkshire Home Choice (NYHC) policy to ensure equality and fairness to all customers.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:      That Option 1 be approved and the updated draft pitch allocations policy for City of York Council Gypsy Roma and Traveller sites and application form be implemented forthwith.

 

Reason:         To ensure the council has an up to date policy which reflects the North Yorkshire Home Choice policy and meets the council’s requirements regarding equalities. Approval of this policy will enable the council to allocate pitches to ensure the travelling community are treated in a fair and equal manner.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report which sought his approval of an updated Allocations Policy in order to allocate pitches across the Council’s three Gypsy Roma and Travellers sites fairly and consistently.

 

Officers explained the need to update the policy to reflect the changes to North Yorkshire Home Choice (NYHC) policy as much as possible to ensure fairness to all concerned and ensure a consistent process for dealing with allocation of places. They provided clarification regarding the current circumstances of the 18 households on the waiting list for its three sites.

 

The Executive Member expressed his support for the updated allocations policy.

 

Resolved:      That Option 1 be approved and the updated draft pitch allocations policy for City of York Council Gypsy Roma and Traveller sites and application form be implemented forthwith.

 

Reason:         To ensure the council has an up to date policy which reflects the North Yorkshire Home Choice policy and meets the council’s requirements regarding equalities. Approval of this policy will enable the council to allocate pitches to ensure the travelling community are treated in a fair and equal manner.


 

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