Housing policies

Our housing strategies and policies help us plan and deliver housing in Northumberland.

Our housing strategies and policies help us plan and deliver housing in Northumberland.

Housing Strategy for Northumberland 2019-2021 Consultation
 
The new draft Housing Strategy for Northumberland 2019 - 2021 has recently been developed to recognise the changes to legislation and requirements by Government and to deliver the Council’s ambitions for Housing Delivery with provision of affordable housing in both rural and urban communities. The strategy provides updated details of the strategic objectives for the Council’s Housing Service for the following three years.  
 
We are interested in your thought and ideas and we would welcome your views of the draft strategy, with particular regard to the following points;
  • Are the priorities we've identified appropriate?
  • Are there any additional client groups that we need to identify?
  • Are there any other areas of work you would like to see included?
The consultation is open from Friday 3rd May until 5pm Friday 31st May. Comments can be submitted via email to rachel.gagliano@northumberland.gov.uk and they will then be considered as part of the final strategy development.
 
We look forward to hearing from you
 
A copy of the draft strategy can be downloaded here 
 
The Northumberland Homelessness Strategy outlines our priorities and future actions for tackling and preventing homelessness over the next five years.

 

The Home Energy Conservation Act report sets out aims for improving energy efficiency measures for residential homes and how we will go about it. 
The tenancy strategy sets out our expectations for registered social landlords in relation to the type of tenancies they will grant.
The common allocation policy is the way the council and its partners allocate social housing. More information can be found here
This provides robust up-to-date evidence to help us understand what our focus needs to be. The list of reports below is used to inform Northumberland’s housing and planning policies. Please click here for more information.
The Private Sector Housing Strategy sets out how we will work with our partners to improve the offer to our residents.  It explains how we will work with private landlords, tenants and letting agents to ensure that the private rented sector is flexible, affordable and well managed to meet people’s needs. It sets out how we will work with owner occupiers to deliver the advice and support they need to care for their homes.
Extra Care and Supported Housing Strategy

A partnership approach, led by Social Care, working with Health and Housing commissioners
has been adopted to develop and implement this strategy