As the strategic housing authority, People, Property and Places has been prepared by the council in partnership with key stakeholders. It has been developed in accordance with the revised guidance on preparing local housing strategies, issued to local authorities by the Assembly Government in 2007. In doing so, it takes into account both national, regional and local priorities.
The primary purpose of People, Property and Places is to articulate a locally agreed vision for housing within the county borough, which has been devised to meet the needs and aspirations of its communities. Close attention has been paid to ensure that the principals of equality of opportunity, social inclusion and sustainable development underpin the strategy.
The strategy provides a framework for stakeholders to develop initiatives, work in partnership and direct their activities in a planned and coordinated manner, which in turn contributes towards the social, economic and environmental regeneration of the county borough.
To ensure that people are not disadvantaged during the planning and delivery of housing and related services the strategy is underpinned by three principles: -
- Sustainable development – that housing organisations contribute to the promotion and well-being of safe and vibrant communities by integrating the social, economic and environmental principles of sustainability when planning service delivery.
- Equality and diversity – reducing inequality and eliminating harassment and unlawful discrimination by ensuring that the principles of equality and diversity are mainstreamed into the planning and delivery of housing services throughout the county borough. Specific target groups to include: -
- Religion or belief; and
- Sexual orientation or transgender status.
- Social inclusion – reducing inequalities between disadvantaged groups, in terms of health and training opportunities, by harnessing the contribution that housing organisations can make in the promotion of inclusive communities.
For more information about the strategy please contact Mark Jennings on 01495 235484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.