What is the Housing Strategy?

The Stratford-on-Avon District Housing Strategy details how we and our partners will work together to ensure that more people get the opportunity to live independently in good quality housing of their choice. Partner organisations, representative groups, users of housing services and the general public helped in the creation of the document. The Housing Strategy includes the District's Homelessness Review and Strategy, as well as the Private Sector Housing Strategy. It does not deal with the overall number and location of new homes as that is the role of the Core Strategy and other planning policy documents.

The Cabinet considered the Housing Strategy on 13 April 2015, and full council adopted the document on 27 April 2015. After the general election in May 2015, the council reviewed and adopted an updated Action Plan in December 2015.

The Cabinet is responsible for carrying out twice-yearly reviews to monitor delivery of the Housing Strategy Action Plan. It last considered the Action Plan on 5 October 2020. The most up-to-date revision of the Action Plan can be downloaded below.

An updated Housing Strategy Evidence Log was adopted by The Cabinet on 10 September 2018.

Housing Strategy document

The Housing Strategy comprises three documents:

1. The main Housing Strategy 2015-2021 document. The Action Plan sets out 24 high level actions under three aims:

  • Aim 1: To support communities including increasing the supply and choice of good quality affordable homes for local people.
  • Aim 2: To improve existing housing and help people live as independently as possible.
  • Aim 3: To prevent homelessness and reduce the harm caused by it.

2. An Evidence Log that includes recent consultation with local people and partner organisations, up to date housing statistics and a review of homelessness. The 2018 Log was adopted by the Cabinet on 10 September 2018.

The Evidence Log 2014 is still a useful source of information about the views of people and organisations - see the consultation section at the beginning of the log.

  • A consultation event was held in June 2014 to gather evidence and information. Notes and presentations are listed below.
  • A list of the strategies, research and information underpinning the Housing Strategy is included at the end of the Evidence Log.
Summary notes from workshops Presentation by Graham Spencer (Orbit Homes) on delivering affordable homes Presentation from Neil Gilliver (Warwickshire Rural Housing Association) on delivering affordable homes Presentation by Neelam Sunder (Homeless Link): "What is Happening with Homelessness" - Recent Changes and Trends

3. An Equality Impact Assessment.

Find out more

For further information: please contact Renata Mosz on 01789 260842 or renata.mosz@stratford-dc.gov.uk, or email The Housing Policy & Development Team at housing.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk.

Contact: the Housing Policy & Development team

Last updated on 04/02/2021