Council adopts new Housing Strategy for Stratford-on-Avon District

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Press Release

Published on 18 October 2021
Archived on 18 November 2021

Stratford-on-Avon District Council has today, Monday 18 October, adopted a new Housing Strategy for the District.

"Sustainable Homes, Sustainable Communities Housing Strategy for Stratford-on-Avon District 2021 to 2026', sets out the key housing challenges in the District and identifies what the Council and its partners needed to do to meet the expectations of local people and communities.

It also includes the 'Homelessness Review, Homelessness Strategy' including people who sleep rough and Private Sector Housing Strategy.

Cllr Jo Barker, Homes, Health and Wellbeing Portfolio says: "Housing across Stratford District is challenging, but having an up to date housing strategy enables the Council and its partners to deliver on what really matters to people and to achieve better value for money. 

"The new Strategy complements and takes into account other strategies and plans and represents an interim position, with an expectation that the Strategy would be replaced by a joint South Warwickshire Housing Strategy within the lifespan of the document as we further our joint working with Warwick District Council."

The Vision

Sustainable homes and sustainable communities that enable more people to live independently in good quality homes of their choice.

Three aims underpinned the Vision: 

  • To support communities and build sustainable affordable homes
  • To improve existing housing and help people live independently
  • To prevent homelessness and reduce the harm caused by it

The Action Plan commits the Council and its partners to delivering the actions via a number of high-level strategic actions that are supported by milestones.

The Cabinet will be responsible for monitoring progress against delivery the Action Plan which would be undertaken twice yearly, with the option to add any new or revised actions and milestones to the Plan, to allow flexibility to respond to changing circumstances and policy and funding opportunities.

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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Last updated on 18/10/2021