Housing Strategy Consultation

The Housing Strategy 2018-2022 was adopted by West Lindsey District Council in 2018. An implementation plan was put in place to determine how the strategy would be delivered. As the strategy was due to be updated in 2022, a review of the strategy along with the implementation plan has been undertaken and can be found in the progress so far document.

We think the themes of the strategy remain as relevant today as they were when it was adopted in 2018. Even though the challenges and opportunities have evolved based on the huge amounts of work that have been undertaken over the past four years, the three themes are still the key areas of focus for West Lindsey.

The strategy has been updated to include all new data, refresh the local and national context, and includes a section on the impact of COVID-19 on housing.

The vision for the strategy remains as: "Everyone has access to good quality housing which meets their housing need and aspiration in a pleasing environment, which enables a healthy lifestyle."

It has the following key themes:

  • driving housing growth to meet housing need
  • improving homes and transforming places
  • a partnership approach to support choice, wellbeing and independence

The aim is to offer more choice to our current and future residents by providing more new homes across a range of tenures, improving existing homes and neighbourhoods which in turn will strengthen communities and contribute to the prosperity and wellbeing of the district. It commits to supporting the most vulnerable residents to access and maintain good quality housing which meets need whilst ensuring that the benefits associated with growth and increased investment are accessed and enjoyed by all of our residents.

A consultation on this strategy closed on 4 February 2022 and the results will be published once they have been analysed. Thank you to all those which took the time to take part and help develop this Housing Strategy.