Shropshire Council

Draft Housing Strategy (2020 -2025) - consultation

  • Period: 05 August 2020 - 16 September 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Housing
  • Type: Public

The draft housing strategy (attached to this page) was approved for consultation by cabinet on 15 June. The strategy sets out our vision for housing for the next five years:

That all homes are well designed decent homes of high quality, which will protect Shropshire's unique urban and rural environments and ensure it is a great place to live.


That all Shropshire residents have access to the ‘right home in the right place’ to support and promote their health and wellbeing throughout their lives.

Six key objectives are identified:

1. To meet the overall current and future housing needs of Shropshire’s growing population by addressing the housing needs of particular groups within communities.

2. To ensure people whose housing needs are not met through the local open market housing can access housing that meets their needs.

3. Work to reduce and prevent households from becoming homeless, and where this is not possible ensuring they have safe, secure and appropriate accommodation until they are able to resettle.

4.To ensure people can access a mix of housing options within Shropshire’s urban and rural landscape that best meets their needs in terms of tenure, safety, size, type, design and location of housing.

5.To minimise the environmental impact of existing housing stock and future housing development in the interest of climate change. To work with policy makers, developers and private and social landlords to maximise resource efficiencies and to ensure optimum use of sustainable construction techniques.

6.To support the drive for economic growth by ensuring that there is enough housing supply to enable businesses to attract and retain the local workforce that they need.

The strategy will be supported by a detailed action plan outlining short-, medium- and long-term actions, once the strategy has been finalised.

We recognise that we don’t have control over all actions and activities, and therefore our vision is working collaboratively across the public and private sectors and with our communities. The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the objectives and how these can be achieved.

The consultation will run from 5 August for six weeks, ending midday on 16 September 2020.

We'd like to receive your views on the strategy, and to enable this a questionnaire is available to complete either online. Just click on the 'How to get involved' tab on this page to have your say.

The final version of the strategy, having taken into account any relevant consultation responses, will be reconsidered by cabinet. The adopted strategy, together with the action plans, will then be made available on this website.


Have your say on the draft Housing Strategy 2020-2025. Give us your thoughts online.

Go to the MS Forms survey »


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