Comment on Breckland’s Housing & Homelessness Strategy

Draft Breckland Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2017 – 2021 Consultation

Breckland Council  is undertaking a major review of its Housing and Homelessness Strategy. The draft Strategy covers a wide range of housing matters, including;

  • How they will seek to prevent and mitigate homelessness, including how they will identify and support those at greatest risk of losing their accommodation
  • The ambitions that the council has for housing growth across the district
  • How they will respond to government changes to housing policy, including how they will support the delivery of these policy objectives in way that ensures that locally identified needs are met and planned for
  • The means through which they will support the delivery of improvements to the private housing stock
  • How they will seek to add to housing supply, including through the council’s direct investment in new housing and activity in relation to addressing long term empty homes
  • How they will align their housing ambitions with the wider health agenda, including their strategic approach to addressing fuel poverty
  • How they will meet the needs of specific groups, such as older people, those with dementia and members of the armed forces
  • The steps that they will take to prepare our residents for reform to the welfare benefits system

Breckland Council is consulting with the public and partners to get their feedback on the draft strategy document. All comments received will be carefully considered and will help shape the final document before it is adopted. The consultation will run until 1 February 2017.

You can now download the strategy via https://www.breckland.gov.uk/housing-strategy-consultation

How to respond

  • Via email: consultation@breckland.gov.uk; please entitle your email ‘Housing Strategy Consultation’
  • Via postal comments: Strategic Housing team, Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham NR19 1EE

 

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