Have your say: Council outlines five priorities to deliver new and affordable homes for residents
Resident feedback launches on interim strategy to meet growing need for housing of all types.
Creating improved council housing, providing new supported and adaptive accommodation and working more closely with private landlords are just three of the priorities that form part of a new vision to meet the growing housing needs and aspirations of residents.
This approach to having the right mix of good quality housing of all types, sizes, and tenures is the focus of Kingston’s Interim Housing Strategy, which is set to run from 2022 - 2025. The strategy will then be revisited to reflect the requirements of the new Local Plan for Kingston, due to be published in 2023.
The draft strategy, which has been launched for engagement, continues to demonstrate the council's commitment to building new and affordable homes, so people can live and work in the borough. This includes focusing on existing housing stock and making better use of it for everyone, including vulnerable households.
Cllr Emily Davey, Portfolio Holder for Housing at Kingston Council, said:
“We are committed to building affordable homes for our borough. Only through ambitious and innovative planning will we be able to ensure that new homes go in the places where they most meet the needs of local people.
“Our Interim Housing Strategy reflects the issues facing the council and our resident’s housing needs across the borough - greater choice of high-quality new and adapted homes so people can build happy, independent and successful lives in thriving, diverse and multi-skilled communities.
“I look forward to hearing your feedback and shaping this strategy together.”
To share your thoughts and ideas on our draft strategy, visit our online engagement portal, call 020 8547 5003 and the team will call you back to hear your views or request a printed copy of the survey and complete by 19 October 2022.
Following this consultation, the draft Interim Housing Strategy will be updated and taken to the Place Committee for decision in November 2022. The strategy is set to run from 2022-2025.