Homes and Housing Strategy
Both Councils share an agreed vision and long-term commitment for residents to have somewhere affordable to live and call home. This provides a sense of belonging, contributes to positive health and wellbeing and strengthens community spirit.
We have worked actively with housing industry stakeholders, public sector partners and parish and town councils to make sure the vision, strategies and action plans will, over time, create a housing market in which homes are more affordable, of high quality and better meet household needs.
We are pleased to announce both Councils adopted the ‘Homes and Housing Strategy 2019 -2024’ and the ‘Homelessness Reduction and Rough Sleeper Strategy 2019 -2024’ in March 2019.
These strategies commit us to:
- Working with anyone wanting to develop and deliver the right homes in the right places at the right time – as well as making the most effective use of housing stock already here. This will mean developing effective solutions to local housing need with community groups too – Neighbourhood Plan groups being a very good example, as we have previously heard in this meeting tonight
- Creating more choice and ways of empowering residents to secure a long-term, stable home – the way in which we have considered and shaped our response to the new duties required by the revised Homeless Reduction Act has been held up by the MHCLG as a model for others to follow
- Fully committing to the ‘one public sector’ approach – making sure all tax payer funded resources work towards the same goals
- Being open and transparent and providing frequent information about our progress against plans.
Homes and Housing Strategy 2019-2024:
Homelessness Reduction and Rough Sleeping Strategy: