Have your say on housing policies

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People are being encouraged to give their views on a new strategy that will shape the future of housing in Daventry District over the next five years.

Daventry District Council’s draft Strategic Housing Plan 2014-2019 sets out the priorities and objectives for meeting the housing needs and aspirations of the community in both public and private housing. It also includes objectives for tackling homelessness and bringing empty properties back into use.

Residents, businesses, housing providers and other organisations and interested parties have until close of play on Friday, 10 January 2014 to give their views on the draft strategy. Following consultation. all relevant comments will be taken into consideration and a revised Strategic Housing Plan will be presented to Full Council next year with a recommendation for adoption. The draft is available to view and comment on via DDC’s website.

Hard copies can be viewed at the Council’s offices and local libraries.

Councillor Richard Atterbury, Housing and Environmental Health Portfolio Holder at Daventry District Council said: “The draft Strategic Housing Plan has a series of objectives aimed at improving housing in our district and the quality of life of our residents.

“They range from responding to the needs of an aging population, providing suitable housing for vulnerable people and regenerating deprived areas to continuing our work with partners on delivering more quality affordable homes and with owners of empty properties to bring them back into use.

“I would encourage residents to respond with any comments and suggestions they have on the draft strategy before the deadline in January.”

Feedback can be made by completing the questionnaire which can be found via the website’s consultation page.

Hard Copies can be requested from the Local Strategy Service at Daventry District Council or by ringing 01327 871100.