Decision details

Temporary Suspension of the Housing Register

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To obtain Cabinet approval to close the housing register for one month from 1 June 2023 to 1 July 2023 or dates  close to those so that the new IT system can be implemented. 




  1. That the temporary suspension of the housing register for a period of one month to allow the new housing IT system to be implemented in Tunbridge Wells and across Kent be approved.


  1. So that a reassessment of applications against the Council’s new Allocation Scheme can be carried out, existing housing register applicants be required to re-apply to the housing register, be approved. 


  1. That the Head of Housing, Health and Environment be delegated authority to make future decisions should the date for closure of the housing register need to be any later than 1 June 2023 be approved. 



Suspension of the housing register will allow the transfer of data to be easily uploaded to the new system and provide a much easier process to assess new applications against the new Allocations Scheme. 

Report author: Stuart Clifton

Publication date: 09/02/2023

Date of decision: 09/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 09/02/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/02/2023

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