Primarily we are developing homes for local people.  Local people is defined as having a local connection (Local Connection Criteria below) with Lavenham as follows.

Local Connection Criteria’ means an individual who immediately before taking up occupation of an Affordable Housing Unit 

1 - had his only or principal home in the parish of Lavenham for a continuous period of not less than 2 years and in the event that there are no or insufficient individuals qualifying under this sub-paragraph then the choice of person shall default to (but with no preference in ranking order) to those individuals fulfilling the criteria set out in the following sub-paragraphs 1.12.2 to 1.12.4 inclusive

2 -   has or a member of whose household has a parent adult child brother or sister which for the avoidance of doubt includes half-brothers/sisters and Step-mothers/fathers, whose only or principal home is and has been for a continuous period of not less than 2 years in the parish of Lavenham and wishes to be near that relative or

3 -   is employed in the parish of Lavenham on the date of the consideration of the individual’s entitlement for an Affordable Housing Unit and has been continuously so employed for 2 years

4 -  who during the period commencing from the date on which an Affordable Housing Unit to which such individual is eligible pursuant to this sub-paragraph becomes available (for the purposes of this sub-paragraph called the “Availability Date”) can provide satisfactory written evidence to the District Council of his or her former residency in the parish of Lavenham for  three years out of the preceding five years and in either case such period of former residency shall end with the Availability Date 

5 -  In the event that no person qualifying under the criteria set out in clause 1.12.1 to 1.12.4 inclusive of this Deed who is willing and able to accept the terms of an occupancy of one of the Affordable Housing Units is identified, then such criteria shall be applied to a person who is in housing need and references to the parishes of Acton, Alpheton, Brent Eleigh, Cockfield, Great Waldingfield, Long Melford, Preston St Mary and Thorpe Morieux shall be substituted.

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