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Report of the Head of Housing and Community Services - Maidstone Housing Strategy 2016-2020

Decision Maker: Communities, Housing and Environment Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider the progress made on the Housing Strategy and the feedback from the recent consultation exercise.

 

Decision:

That:

1)  It was noted that a consultation process had been undertaken with relevant stakeholders.  A summary of these consultations and responses were included in the report and Appendix B to the report of the Head of Housing and Community Services.  The Government changes to National Policy in the Housing and Planning Bill were also noted;

2)  Following extensive research, analysis and consultation, the Key Priority Themes and stated outcomes identified for the new Maidstone Housing Strategy 2016-2020 be approved;

3)  Delegated authority be given to the Head of Housing and Community Services to develop the Action Plan (as attached at Appendix A to the report of the Head of Housing and Community Services) and final Maidstone Housing Strategy document, before it is presented to Policy and Resources Committee and full Council for adoption; and

4)  The first phase of actions that the Council can commence in order to address the current housing situation in the first year of the new Maidstone Housing Strategy be approved.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: John Littlemore, Head of Housing & Community Services Email: johnlittlemore@maidstone.gov.uk.

Report author: Tony Stewart

Publication date: 21/01/2016

Date of decision: 19/01/2016

Decided: 19/01/2016 - Communities, Housing and Environment Committee

Effective from: 29/01/2016

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