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Council consults on housing strategy

Tuesday 17 August 2021

A public consulation has been launched on the future strategy for housing in the district.

East Hertfordshire faces a wide range of housing issues, including homelessness, poor housing and an insufficient supply of affordable homes. 

A new housing strategy for the district will allow East Herts Council to set out the overall context and aspirations for housing, as well as the types of actions which the council can take and the priorities for these actions. 

Options include increasing the supply of high quality and affordable homes, improving levels of energy efficiency and ensuring homes are accessible and adaptable. 

The East Herts Housing Strategy 2021-2026 aims to enable East Herts Council to direct its resources to the housing-related interventions which will have the biggest beneficial impact. 

The public consultation exercise runs from 9th August to 5th September 2021 and will allow the council to engage with individuals and organisations across the East Herts district on the new strategy, whihc will cover 2021-2026. 

Feedback gathered from the consultation will be used to update the housing strategy so it further reflects the views of residents, communities and stakeholder organisations in East Herts. 

The Housing Strategy will then be presented to the Full Council in December 2021.

Councillor Peter Boylan, executive member for neighbourhoods said, "We would encourage everyone to take part in the consultation and help shape the future of housing provision in the district. East Herts is a beautiful district where many would like to live and we would like to work with residents to ensure the standard of the housing is at its best." 

Click here to take part in the public consultation.

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