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Residents encouraged to have their say on housing issues!

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Cover page of the Housing Strategy refresh document

West Lindsey District Council has refreshed its Housing Strategy to make sure it is still addressing the needs of the district.

The Housing Strategy 2018-2022 was adopted by West Lindsey in 2018 has undergone a number of changes to ensure it is fit for purpose.

It aims to offer more choice to 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 district’s prosperity and wellbeing.

The strategy also commits to supporting the most vulnerable residents to access and maintain good quality housing which meets need. At the same time it ensures that the benefits associated with growth and increased investment are accessed and enjoyed by all of our residents.

The document was due to be updated in 2022 and has undergone a review, along with the implementation plan which has been undertaken. Now the council is calling on residents, developers and parish and town councils to review the strategy by 4 February, 2022, to make sure it addresses the housing issues in their area.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Owen Bierley explained that the themes of the strategy remain as relevant today as they were when it was first adopted in 2018.

He said: “The Housing Strategy has been updated to include all new data. It has been refreshed putting it into context with the local and national picture and an extra section has been included taking into consideration the impact of Covid-19 on housing.

“Although the challenges and opportunities have evolved based on the huge amounts of work that have been undertaken over the past four years, we believe the three main themes contained within the strategy are still the key areas of focus for West Lindsey.

However, we would like to hear from people in West Lindsey to make sure that we have got this right and would love to hear views on the strategy before it is finalised.”

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

It is underpinned with 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

This Housing Strategy Refresh Document can be found by visiting our Housing Strategy Consultation webpage.

West Lindsey District Council is asking for comments on the refresh of the Housing Strategy. The consultation responses which will need to be submitted by Friday, 4 February 2022, will all be taken into account when producing the final strategy.

Please take the time to complete the short survey which can be found on the Council’s website.

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