Council launches public consultation to gather views on housing strategy in West Northamptonshire
WNC says the population of the unitary authority area is expected to increase by 7% by 2030, so the council is currently consulting on central themes for a new housing strategy.
The proposals for the four main themes of the strategy are: providing housing that people need and can afford, improving the quality of housing services, enabling residents to lead safe, independent and active lives, and support the growth of sustainable communities.
Councilor Adam Brown, Deputy Leader of the WNC and Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Recreation, said: ‘Housing is one of the most important political issues in the country today, and we recognize how vital it is to have a housing strategy in place that will allow residents of West Northamptonshire to find the homes they want and need.
“It’s not just about building new homes and making sure people aren’t homeless, having safe and stable housing has an impact on education, health, jobs and opportunities in life.
“Good housing is an essential part of a happy and cohesive society and is a key priority for West Northamptonshire Council.”
For each of the main themes, residents are asked: if they think the right theme projects have been identified, their suggested priorities and if the council is missing anything.
Council says the results of the consultation will feed into the drafting of the housing strategy.