Housing allocations policy consultation

Find out about our consultation on changes to the policy for allocating social housing in North Yorkshire.

Since the new council was established on 1 April 2023 when the county council merged with the existing seven district and borough councils, the government requires us to have one policy for allocating social housing to cover all of North Yorkshire by 1 April 2025.

Before April 2023 and up until now, Harrogate has its own allocations policy.

You can read the proposed housing allocations policy for all of North Yorkshire.

We will also be using an online system called ‘North Yorkshire Home Choice’ to help us allocate social housing for the whole county. This will be new to the Harrogate area but it is already used across the rest of North Yorkshire.

You can find out more information about North Yorkshire Home Choice on the North Yorkshire Home Choice website.

Complete our survey about the proposed policy

Complete the survey online

We encourage you to complete the survey online as the form allows more space for your answers.

Paper copies

Paper copies of the survey will be available from the following libraries and community buildings in the area formerly known as the Harrogate borough:

  • Harrogate Civic Centre
  • Fairfax Community Centre
  • Jennyfield Styan Community Centre
  • Knaresborough Community Centre
  • Knaresborough Swimming Pool
  • Ripon Community Leisure Centre
  • Starbeck Swimming Baths
  • Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre
  • Nidderdale Plus - Pateley Bridge
  • Masham Community Office
  • Ripon Community House
  • Harrogate Library
  • Starbeck Library
  • Knaresborough Library
  • Boroughbridge Library
  • Ripon Library 
  • Bilton and Woodfield Community Library
  • Harrogate and District Community Action (HADCA)

Please call 0300 131 2131 (please say ‘Housing consultation’ when prompted) if you want to request a paper survey or you need the information in a different format or language.

You can email housingconsult@northyorks.gov.uk to ask any questions or give your views.


In order to incorporate your views, we have extended the deadline for you to have your say from 27 November until midnight on 17 December 2023.