B&B: Bed& Breakfast accommodation
This is a form of temporary accommodation that the Council uses for emergencies only for people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

BVPI: Best Value Performance Indicator
These are national targets set by Govermnment for all local authorities to measure.

CBL: Choice Based Lettings
The Government's housing policy places considerable emphasis on the themes of choice and responsibility. One element of this agenda is changing the mechanisms by which households access social housing. Social housing has traditionally been let using bureaucratic allocation systems administered by housing officers. Choice Based Lettings is an alternative approach to encourage choice and allow applicants to play a greater role in the process of selecting their home.

CEF: Community Empowerment Fund

CEN: Community Empowerment Network

CPO: Compulsory Purchase Order

CRB: Criminal Records Bureau

DCA: David Cumberland Associates
This is a consultancy specialising in housing research.

DP: Data Protection

DPD: Development Plan Document
Part of the Local Development Framework

EFQM: European Framework for Quality Management

FOI: Freedom of Information

HBF: House Builders Federation
This is a national organisation that campaigns on behalf of it's members who are largely house builders.

HB: Housing Benefit
This is a type of benefit to assist residents in paying rent for their home.
Homelessness Information
Housing Strategy

NCVO: National Council for Voluntary Organisations

HIP: Housing Investment Programme
This is the Council's allocation of housing budget to fund home improvements and housing renewal activity throughout the Borough.
Housing Strategy

NRF: Neighbourhood Renewal Fund

HSDS: Housing Suppy Demand Study
This is a comprehensive study undertaken in 2001/02 to determine the economic regeneration and housing situation in Greater Eston.

HSSG: Homelessness Strategy Steering Group
This is a group of organisations with an interest in the prevention of homelessness and the delivery of homelessness services.

LA: Local Authority
The Local Authority for this area is Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.

LDF: Local Development Framework

LGA: Local Government Association

LSP: Local Strategic Partnership

LSVT: Large Scale Voluntary Transfer
The transfer of all of the Council's housing stock to a newly established local housing company. This occurred in 2002 when the housing stock was transferred to Coast & Country Housing Ltd.

LTP: Local Transport Plan

LTP2: Local Transport Plan 2006-2011

PCT: Primary Care Trust

RCBC: Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

RSL: Registered Social Landlord
These are non-profit making housing providers who rent homes to residents throughout the Borough. These are also known as housing associations.
Houses to Rent

SEA: Strategic Environmental Assessment
Part of the new LTP.

SEN: Special Educational Needs

SHIP: Single Housing Investment Pot
This is an allocation of housing budget which local authorities have to bid for to fund home improvements and housing renewal activity throughout the Borough. During 2005/06 HIP will form part of SHIP. (link to housing home page and the housing strategy document)
Housing Strategy
Housing Homepage
Homelessness Information

SPD: Supplementary Planning Document
Part of the Local Development Framework

SRB: Single Regeneration Budget
Central Government funding for a wide range of regeneration initiatives through an annual competitive bidding process. SRB is intended to improve local areas and enhance the quality of life of local people by tackling need, stimulating wealth creation and improving competitiveness.

SSSIs: Sites of Special Scientific Interest
SSSIs are designated by English Nature under Section 28 of the wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981 and are of national importance. They may be designated by virtue of their flora, fauna, geological or physiographical interest.

UDG: Urban Design Guidelines
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