Housing strategy consultation
The council recently consulted on a new housing strategy.
The Chesterfield Borough Council Housing Strategy 2019-2023 will play a key role in helping deliver the Chesterfield Borough Council Plan’s vision of ‘putting our communities first’ and the priorities of ‘making Chesterfield a thriving borough’ and ‘improving the quality of life for local people’.
The council acknowledges housing is more than bricks and mortar and its ability to drive economic growth. The council supports independent healthy living that enables people to reach their full potential, seeks to support to local residents to make positive housing choices to improve their health and wellbeing as well as providing services to ensure the quality of existing stock. The council is also committed to working closely with partners including Derbyshire County Council, developers, registered providers, local enterprise partnerships and support providers to shape a positive future for all residents.
The draft strategy 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 home for every stage of life
- Quality– Whilst a lot of Government focus is placed on new build supply the vast majority of the housing stock is already in place. The council will utilise internal and external resources to ensure that as many homes as possible in all tenures are of decent quality
- People – Ensuring that the needs of all groups to be able to access and sustain housing appropriate for their needs in Chesterfield
The strategy aims to be concise and accessible to a wide audience. It highlights in broad terms what the council considers to be the key issues and what it can do to tackle them. In taking the strategy forward these matters can be explored further with partners and other stakeholders in order to share ideas and ensure a common understanding of expectations and responsibilities.
Having your say
Our consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 14 October 2019.
We will now consider all comments made during the consulation before finalising our new housings strategy.
If you have any queries please contact our business strategy and planning team.