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
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.
Developing the next Local Housing Strategy
Dumfries and Galloway Council asked for your views to help develop the next Local Housing Strategy. To have your say on housing priorities across Dumfries and Galloway by completing our Early Engagement Survey, this was available until 5 January 2024.
We are also specifically seeking the views of Gypsy / Travellers to help develop the next Local Housing Strategy. Complete our Early Engagement Survey, before 5 January 2024.
If you are a local business or employer, we need your views on how housing is impacting on business growth, recruitment, and retention. Your input is vital so that we can help support the growth and development of the local economy. Please complete our Key Worker Survey, which is available until 5 January 2024.
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.
Dumfries and Galloway Council are working in partnership with the community of Lochside and Wheatley Homes South to develop a community-led masterplan to regenerate Lochside and support a thriving, healthy and sustainable neighbourhood for people to live, learn and work.
This is an exciting and major regeneration programme. To learn more and get involved, check out the programme's webpage at www.wheatleyhomes-south.com/lochside-regeneration
Call 01387 273150 to find out more about the LHS.