Local Housing Strategy
Clackmannanshire Council and partners are currently working on a new Local Housing Strategy to cover the 5 year period from 2012 - 2017. This is called the Clackmannanshire Housing Strategy.
The 2012-2017 (CHS) will cover all housing in Clackmannanshire, not just Council housing.
- New Housing supply
- Best Use of Existing Housing
- Support for Independent Living
- Specialist Housing
- Energy Efficiency and Fuel Poverty
- Improving Neighbourhoods and Communities
- Housing Investment
A consultation draft was approved by the Council in March 2012, and was circulated for public consultation for a period of 8 weeks between May and June 2012.
The final strategy was endorsed by the Community Planning Partnership, The Alliance, in September 2012, and approved by the Housing, Health and Care Committee on 25th October 2012. It will be presented for full Council approval on 20th December 2012. Once approved , the document will be available on this web page, along with supporting documentation.
Why do we need a Local Housing Strategy?
The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, requires all Councils to have a Local Housing Strategy. The purpose of the strategy is to identify and tackle the key areas of concern for housing. This includes providing new housing of all tenures of the size and type that the households of Clackmannanshire require.
Background to the Clackmannanshire Housing Strategy (CHS)
The CHS is the overarching strategic document which highlights the priority issues for housing in Clackmannanshire, including homelessness and fuel poverty, which previously had heir own separate strategies.
Much of the evidence for our Strategy comes from the full assessment of current and future housing need carried out in the Housing Needs and Demand Assessment (HNDA), 2011. This sets out the requirements for both affordable and market housing over the next 10 years.
The information from the HNDA will assist with the development of the CHS, and also the Local Development Plan, which is also currently under development by the Council's Planning Service.
Detailed Acton Plans will be developed over the next few months, to ensure the key actions identified in the Strategy are achieved.