Strategic Housing

The Strategic Housing Service works to provide decent, safe and secure homes throughout the district.  The Council responds to national, regional and local priorities and ensures that sufficient multi-tenure housing is provided to meet the needs of a changing population.

To fulfil this role we are required to develop, implement and evaluate the success of housing strategies, co-ordination the involvement of stakeholders and partners in the strategic process. It entails building excellent working relationships with partner agencies to ensure the quality of housing available is appropriate to the needs of current and future residents. This involves ensuring the delivery of more good quality affordable homes, making better use of the existing housing stock and facilitating better, more accessible, housing services and choice for residents.

South Somerset District Council has produced a provisional Housing Strategy Implementation Plan. The section on temporary accommodation and rough sleeping is subject to reconsideration in light of the county council's forthcoming decision on supported housing funding.

 Specific tasks undertaken by the strategic housing service include:

Your views are valuable to us and we ask that you work with us to help develop our plans and strategies by responding to and attending consultation events and surveys.