Definition of local connection for applying to social housing

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Dear Waltham Forest Borough Council,

I hope this request finds you well.

I understand that under the Localism Act 2011, local authorities can identify groups who will not qualify for an allocation of social housing. In your local authority,
1. How do you define ‘local connection’? What is the requirement for the ‘continuous number of years’ living in the area?
2. What was the policy like in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively?
3. Are there any policy documents that you can refer me too?

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Lois

Waltham Forest Council, Waltham Forest Borough Council

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