North Norfolk District Council is reviewing its housing allocation scheme and is asking for your views on the proposed changes.

This consultation closes at 11.59pm on 19 August 2024. 

We will consider all responses, which will help shape a final version of the scheme to be adopted by the Council in April 2025.


Registered providers mostly own social housing in North Norfolk. The Council manages the Your Choice Your Home Scheme, including the housing registers, on behalf of the registered providers with social housing in the district to help allocate social housing.

The housing allocation scheme sets out who can join the housing register for social housing and the level of priority that will be awarded based on an applicant’s circumstances.

Demand for social housing in North Norfolk is high and increasing. There are currently over 2,500 applicants on the housing list, and in 2023/24, only 258 properties became available for letting. It means that for most households, the likelihood of being offered a property is extremely low, and other housing options will need to be identified and considered.

With such a high demand for social housing and only a limited supply of properties, priority must be given to those most in need. The revised housing allocations scheme will change how applications for social housing are assessed and prioritised to determine who can join the housing register and the criteria to determine the banding of each application.

The proposed allocation scheme makes changes that will impact households on the current housing register and future applicants.

Have your say

We ask for your feedback before we make any changes to our allocations scheme. It is your chance to have your say about the proposals.

The Council is legally required to consult with housing providers operating within the district, but it is also important to seek views and feedback from current housing register applicants, residents, stakeholders and partner agencies.

You can share your views by completing the online survey.

Start the survey

Documents and related content

The housing allocation scheme can be viewed along with a summary of the key main changes: