Scheme Guide

When you register for affordable housing on Breckland Key Select, the system may automatically place you into one of the four housing needs bands as described below. The placement of your application is based on the information that you have provided when you complete the on line application form.

If you disagree with the band that your application has been placed in, you can ask for a review of the decision by a senior officer.

You can request a review of the decision within 21 days of the decision date. The review will be carried out within 28 days of the appeal being received.

You will need to request a review in writing by email to using the subject heading 'BANDING REVIEW' or via letter to

Housing, Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE

What determines my registration date?

All applicants will be awarded a registration date. This is essentially the date that you applied to join the Breckland Housing Register and the application was fully completed and accepted on the scheme. This date will determine who is successful in being offered a property where two or more people from the same band apply for the same property.

If your housing need band changes due to a change in your circumstances, and you are placed into a higher band, your registration date will be the date that your application goes into a higher band. Where your application moves down in to a lower band, you will keep your initial registration date.

Prioritising applications

Your priority on the scheme when you bid for properties is determined by your band and registration date. All applications will be placed into one of the following four bands:

  • Priority/Emergency Band
  • Gold Band
  • Silver Band

Please click on the title below for a summary of the banding system:

Last updated: 11/01/2021 13:24:58