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Housing Strategy

The Council is the strategic housing authority in the borough. Therefore we have devised a housing strategy to meet the future housing needs of our residents. This came after we carried out a large study into what the local housing needs currently are which informed our housing strategy. The full strategy can be found in the documents section below.

Why devise a strategy?

There has never been a more important time for us to deal with housing issues in Allerdale. We have an ageing population and a strong economy, with high demand for housing, and rising rents and house prices. 

Significant housing growth is required in and around the borough to provide sufficient homes for people to live in and for businesses and local services to continue to thrive.

At the same time, we need to meet the challenges of a shortfall of affordable housing and welfare changes to maintain existing communities, and ensure that they can link with and benefit from the advantages arising from housing growth.

The strategy includes a vision statement setting out the vision for housing in Allerdale and the actions we will take to achieve this. it also includes a summary of the challenges that Allerdale is facing in relation to housing.

There are three areas of housing delivery considered in the strategy, and each area has its own aims and priorities:

  • Housing Need, Demand and Future Development
  • Private Sector Housing
  • Housing Options and Homeless Prevention

Downloadable Documents

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File nameSizeApproximate Download time
Microsoft Word formatHousing study findings in Word format5177 Kb12 mins 20 secs @ 56k, 21 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Excel formatDraft housing strategy - presentation overview in Powerpoint format1568 Kb3 mins 44 secs @ 56k, 6 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerStock Condition Survey 2016 in PDF format1744 Kb4 mins 9 secs @ 56k, 7 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatFinal Housing Strategy 2016-2021 in Word format4000 Kb9 mins 31 secs @ 56k, 16 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerLDNP Summary Report 2016 in PDF format1283 Kb3 mins 3 secs @ 56k, 5 secs @ 2mb

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