Issue details

Local Authority Housing Fund Application

Notice is hereby given that the Cabinet of Tunbridge Wells intends to make a Key Decision in respect of the following matter with less than the 28 days’ notice require by Regulation 9 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, Regulation 10 as compliance is impractical for the reasons set out below.  Furthermore, notice is hereby given that prior notice of the same has been given to the Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.


The report will seek authority to participate in the Department for Levelling-Up, Housing and Communities’ Local Authority Housing Fund (LAHF) to access funding of £1.96m to provide accommodation to families with housing needs who have arrived in the UK via Ukrainian and Afghan resettlement and relocation schemes.

Decision type: Exec Key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/02/2023

Reason for urgency:
The council has been allocated £2.265m under the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities Local Authority Housing Fund Scheme. To avoid the loss of some or all of this allocation the council needs to enter into an MOU with DLUHC by 15 March 2023, for which authority is required from Cabinet

Decision due: 14 Mar 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

Lead director: Director of Change and Communities

Department: Housing

Contact: Gary Stevenson, Head of Housing, Health and Environment Email:

Consultation process

The Housing Advisory Panel and  the Communities and Economic Development CAB will be consulted. 


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