Somerset housing strategy

The Somerset Housing Strategy 2019 - 2023 has a vision that seeks to achieve the following:

  • Strong and effective strategic leadership
  • A local economy that provides opportunity for all
  • Homes in Somerset that are good for your health
  • A society that supports the vulnerable

The vision will be delivered by a range of supporting priorities and ambitions.

A public consultation was held in the spring of 2018, which sought comment on the draft vision, priority and ambitions.

Background information

To support the review of the Framework, each Somerset district and the County Council has produced Housing Market Profiles to highlight key issues, achievements, opportunities, and challenges.

A very successful and well attended Strategic Housing Framework conference was organised as part of the review on 12 July 2017 at Taunton Rugby Club, with over one hundred delegates attending.  This, together with public consultation and ongoing conversations with a range of partnerships, resulted in the production of the finalised Somerset Housing Strategy which was launched on 6 March 2019.

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