People have say on East Lindsey District Council draft housing strategy

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PEOPLE will soon be able to have their say on East Lindsey District Council’s Draft Housing Strategy.

The strategy, which will cover the period of 2013 to 2018 identifies housing priorities for the District and the actions the council plans to take to address each.

Priorities identified include:

The delivery of more affordable homes.

Improved quality of housing

The prevention of homelessness

Support for vulnerable residents in the District

The Draft Strategy, which can only be delivered with continued support from housing providers and stakeholders, builds on the previous Housing Strategy.

In recent years the council has enabled the development of 973 affordable homes; prevented 1975 cases of homelessness; awarded 682 grants for decent homes and a further 749 grants to support people who needed home adaptations to continue living independently.

In support of the consultation, the Council will be hosting drop in sessions, where local people can speak to council officers on the proposed Housing Strategy, and also the Core Strategy another document that will soon be out for consultation.

There will be a session in The Chamber at Louth Town Hall on November 23 from 10am to 7pm.

Following the 12 week period of consultation, the draft strategy will go before the council for formal approval.