The Housing Strategy sets out our key priorities which are

  • provide a range of affordable housing to meet housing needs
  • prevent homelessness wherever possible, and otherwise ensure that accommodation is provided for those who do become homeless
  • maintain and manage the council owned housing stock to a high standard, actively involving tenants in all aspects of the service
  • bring sub-standard housing (or all tenures) up to current standards
  • improve the use and safety of housing
  • enable elderly people, disabled people, and people with special needs to live as independently as possible and remain in their own homes if they so wish
  • improve the sustainability and energy efficiency of housing and eliminate fuel poverty
  •  widen the choice of housing, especially for those in priority need
  • support the improvement and regeneration of local communities by encouraging social inclusion, involving children and young people in housing issues, and enabling residents to actively participate in their communities
  •  have consistently satisfied customers

The Homes and Communities plan sits under the overarching Council Plan.  Under the Homes and Communities Plan we also have a Housing Service Plan, the Housing Revenue Account Business Plan, and other key documents including our Resident Involvement and Homelessness Strategies. Links to all these documents can be found under housing strategies and policies.