Chesterfield Borough Council has approved a new four-year Housing Strategy which outlines the council’s priorities to enhance the borough’s housing offer and meet the needs of residents.
The new strategy highlights the council’s housing ambitions from 2019 to 2023 and is set out under three key objectives:
- Delivery - ensuring that increased new housing provision meets the needs of current and future residents of Chesterfield to provide a home for every stage of life
- Quality - the council will utilise internal and external resources to ensure that as many homes as possible are of decent quality
- People - ensuring that the needs of all groups to access and sustain housing appropriate for their needs in Chesterfield, particularly those that are vulnerable.
Councillor Chris Ludlow, cabinet member for housing, said: “This strategy is really important as it sets out the framework for the council to meet the housing challenges in the borough.
“It will play a key role in helping us to deliver the council’s vision of ‘putting our communities first’ and help us achieve our priorities of making Chesterfield a thriving borough and improving the quality of life for local people.”
Residents and stakeholders were invited to consult on the housing strategy during September and October 2019. The consultation programme included an online survey for members of the public to complete and a session with tenant representatives.
Councillor Ludlow added: “For us, it was important to make sure that this new strategy takes into account people’s views and addresses the challenges currently being experienced by residents and stakeholders here in Chesterfield. By consulting with the public we’ve been able to make sure that the strategy focuses on the most relevant issues which will allow us to make the greatest impact over the next four years.”
The full Housing Strategy is available to view at www.chesterfield.gov.uk/housing-strategy