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Allocation Survey Results Published

Midlothian Council is proposing making significant changes to the way it allocates social homes, like those recently completed for Melville by Taylor Wimpey in Gorebridge and Penicuik. And because we share a common housing register with the Council these changes would also have an impact on some existing Melville tenants (such as those looking to transfer).

In order to get an idea of how our tenants felt about the proposed changes we carried out a digital consultation exercise in March using text messaging, Facebook and our website. We had an excellent response with 259 people completing the short online survey form. Here’s a brief summary of the findings:

Should the Council:

Yes

No

Not sure

1. Get rid of the 'Choice' list?

54%

25%

21%

2. Give more points for over/under occupancy?

86%

7%

6%

3. Give additional priority to long-term homeless?

67%

17%

16%

4. Force long-term homeless to widen area choices?

75%

15%

10%

5. Move to a choice-based system?

54%

29%

17%

6. Give greater priority to Midlothian-based applicants?

94%

4%

2%

Download the full report 

The full report has now been passed on to the Council and the new allocation policy for Midlothian should be published early summer 2019.

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