Village Connection

When shortlisting for village properties, applicants must meet the Local Connection to the borough. To be considered for an additional village connection, applicants must meet one of the below criteria:

My family lives in a village – do I get a local connection to that village?

You have local connection to the village if you meet at least one of the following conditions:

  • You have at any point in your life lived within that village for five years or more.
  • Your immediate family currently live within that village and have done so for the past ten years or more.
  • You are currently in permanent employment within the village boundary, consisting of 16 hours a week or more, and which has been continuous for at least the past 24 months.

Which villages in Dacorum have council homes that give priority to applicants with local connection?

  • Aldbury, Bovingdon, Chipperfield, Flaunden, Flamstead, Great Gaddesden, Gaddesden Row, Kings Langley, Little Gaddesden, Long Marston, Markyate, Northchurch, Potten End, Wilstone and Wigginton

Do I get priority to a village property, even if I have lower points?

  • Yes – local connection to a village will be given priority even if your points are lower than the highest bidder on a shortlist.