Priority 5: Create homes and communities where people choose to live and are able to thrive
Sustainable Housing Growth and Employment
“Housing is about people and communities, not just bricks and mortar. This means mixed and inclusive neighbourhoods where residents can lead happy and fulfilling lives.”
Objectives and Progress
Click on the image below for information on each objective. To read the same information in text format see the objectives and progress table below.
How to understand the information on this page
Key to the colours and RAG status
Green = on track to meet target
Amber-Green = needs attention in order to meet the target
Amber-Red = needs substantial attention in order to meet target
Red = off track to meet target
Grey = insufficient data available
The role of the council
How are we doing?
We will provide access to good quality and affordable housing, increasing the supply of new homes.
We will build more council owned homes while working with partners to provide greater numbers of affordable housing, while increasing the overall supply, including more shared ownership housing to help low and middle- income earners get on the property ladder.
We will encourage owners to bring back into use more empty homes.
We will work in partnership to prevent homelessness and to promote cost-effective options for those in immediate housing need.
We will provide realistic and achievable options for people to find housing or alternative housing and proactively help people avoid eviction and to sustain their tenancies.
We will work with partners and landlords to secure good quality accommodation at reasonable prices, as a way to prevent homelessness and reliance on temporary accommodation.
We will effectively manage existing housing and provide excellent services to residents.
We will complete the current plans for bringing council owned homes up to the Decent Homes Standard. We will also provide new good quality, energy-efficient and affordable homes for rent and sale.
More about the Corporate Plan
You can see the full vision and plans in the Corporate Plan (PDF, 2MB).
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