Cornwall Council, Housing and Environment Policy Advisory Committee, 19 January 2017, Strategic Housing Review
Local Connection – current local connection criteria within the Allocations Policy and S106 agreements are leading to the following
o Households in the greatest housing need are not securing homes because many of the homes are being allocated to those with a
much lower housing need: Approx. 41% of homes were advertised as requiring a local connection in the last year with 16% of homes being let to applicants from Band E due to local connection criteria being applied. This is not in keeping with the Council’s statutory duty to house those most in need.