Decision details

Revised Property Pool Plus Policy / IT system implementation update and request for approval of pause in activity

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Communities and Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval for the suggested amendments to the Property Pool Plus (PPP) policy; a break in some elements of PPP scheme activity for a period of a month and a 2-week suspension for new property adverts in the lead up to the launch of the revised scheme, and to note the associated work undertaken to introduce a new IT system that will allow for the delivery of the new PPP Policy.




Cabinet Member approves both the amendments to the new PPP Policy and break in elements of the PPP scheme activity for a month in the lead up to the launch of the revised scheme.


Reasons for the decision:

There is a need to ensure that the existing data currently held within the IT system is as accurate and up to date as possible in relation to housing register applications, property adverts and associated shortlists, before the launch of the revised scheme to assist with a smooth transition.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: (including any Risk Implications)

Without such a pause there will be new applications being submitted under the existing rules, using the existing application form up until the day before the transition. These applicants would subsequently need to be contacted to collect additional data to allow their cases to be assessed under the revised scheme. Mitigations have been included in this report for those exceptional cases/circumstances.


Publication date: 19/05/2023

Date of decision: 19/05/2023

Date comes into force if not called in: 31/05/2023

Call-in deadline date: 30/05/2023

Current call-in Count: 0

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