Local Housing Strategy
Delivering high quality, sustainable and affordable housing to address unmet need is a key policy aspiration for Dumfries and Galloway Council and its partner organisations.
The Local Housing Strategy (LHS) is the Council's sole strategic document for housing in this area. It sets out the approach of the local authority and its partners in deliver housing and related services in the region.
While not exhaustive, the LHS describes our actions to address:
- fuel poverty
- tackle poor house conditions
- support the integration of health and social care
- encourage development of affordable housing
- increase independent living
The LHS sets out this Council's contribution to the national vision that
all people in Scotland live in high quality sustainable homes that they can afford and meet their needs
We're now in the process of developing the next LHS for 2018-23. A draft has been developed following consultation with a range or partners, third sector organisations, community representatives and the public. The proposed update will be presented to committee in June 2018.
The Housing Need and Demand Assessment and Strategic Housing Investment Plan support this strategy.
Housing Need and Demand Assessment
The Housing Need and Demand assessment (HNDA) provides the evidence base for housing supply targets as defined in the LHS.
The Council HNDA was approved by the Scottish Government in 2016. The HNDA estimates the number of additional homes required to meet existing, and future housing need and to reflect the operation of the housing system in our region.
Strategic Housing Investment Plan
The Scottish Governments Affordable Housing Investment Programme has committed £3 billion to fund the delivery of new affordable homes nationally over a 5 year period. The Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) sets out the key priorities for affordable housing development in Dumfries and Galloway:
The preparation of the SHIP is a continuous activity that requires regular Committee decisions throughout the planning period, items are subject to change. The SHIP tables are available to view upon request.
Call 01387 273151 to find out more about the LHS.