Strategic Housing is the team responsible for focusing together those services within the council that contribute to the delivery of the Housing Strategy, to meet the future housing needs of Bassetlaw.
Strategic Housing links together
Enabling development of the right types of homes, in the areas they are needed, with the right options for households. For example 'market' and 'affordable' home-ownership and social rent, and the Custom & Self-Build Register.
Improving health by enforcing Housing Standards and supporting the most vulnerable to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Providing early intervention to prevent Homelessness, and supporting a robust Private Rented sector.
Working closely with A1 Housing to ensure high quality council housing and estate management is delivered.
Focus on Strategic Housing
We are at the forefront of developments in the world of Housing, both nationally and locally. We use this information to advise the council on solutions for ensuring all services are prepared to respond to any statutory changes. Right now this means monitoring closely the progress and changes made to the Housing and Planning Bill as it proceeds through Parliament as it is likely to bring about landmark changes to the sector.
The team are currently developing a new Housing Strategy which recognises the demands of the market, and seeks to realise the economic growth ambitions of Bassetlaw.
The key document which underpins the Housing Strategy is the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) which identifies what types of housing are needed to meet the demands of the market today, and the anticipated demands for the future.