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Chevening Parish Council

SDC Social Housing Survey

21st February 2022

Message from SDC Concerning Social Housing

Social housing allocation survey

We are asking for your views on how social housing should be allocated in the future.

Social housing (sometimes referred to as ‘council housing’) is owned and managed by housing associations. Locally these include West Kent, Moat, People for Places and others. The demand for social housing is always higher than the number of homes available.

We manage the Housing Register, which is the waiting list of people who qualify for social housing. 

To ensure social housing is allocated fairly, our ‘Housing Register Allocations Scheme' sets out who is eligible to join the Housing Register.

We are proposing a number of changes to our existing scheme to give local people the best chance of securing social housing. These include giving priority to: 

People who have lived or worked in the District for three years 

Social housing tenants who want to downsize 

Carers who receive ‘Carer's Allowance’ or equivalent.

We are keen to hear what you think of our revised scheme.

As a small thank you for your, residents who complete our survey can enter a free prize draw to win one of four £50 Marks and Spencer vouchers.

Sorry, the competition is not open to those completing the survey on behalf of a council, group, organisation or business. 

View the competition terms and conditions.

The survey will remain open until 5pm on Monday 18 April 2022.

If you want to know more about our proposals before taking the survey, you can view our draft Housing Register Allocations Scheme



Chevening Parish Council exists to provide local services to Chipstead, Chevening, Bessels Green and other rural areas within the parish.

Clerk to Chevening Parish Council
Judith Hayton

16 Beaconfields, Sevenoaks
Kent, TN13 2NH

Telephone: 07981 759255