Issue - meetings
The Housing Policy Manager introduced a report which presented the findings of the recent public consultation on the new Draft Housing Strategy. The strategy set out a series of strategic priorities, many updated from the previous housing strategy, under the following three headings: providing a good mix of decent and affordable housing across tenures; Improving the quality and use of existing housing stock; and meeting the needs of vulnerable and low income households. If approved, more detailed action plans (where required) would be prepared to deliver on the agreed strategies. Once completed, these would be made available to Members as internal working documents.
If approved the Housing Strategy would be formally launched the published at a housing forum which was currently planned for late 2017. Members would be formally invited to the event and a copy of the final document provided.
The Housing Policy Manager advised that he would bring twice yearly update reports to the Housing & Health and the Planning Advisory Committees.
Public Sector Equality Duty
Members noted that consideration had been given to impacts under the Public Sector Equality Duty.
Resolved: That it be recommended to Cabinet to recommend to Council to approve the Draft Housing Strategy.