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Plans for Housing Strategy to be progressed

18 June 2024

At a cabinet meeting held at Peterborough Town Hall yesterday (Monday 17 June) members backed plans for the Peterborough Housing Strategy for 2024-29, which will now go to full council next month for final adoption.

The Housing Strategy sets out the council’s proposed housing-related agenda and identifies four overarching priorities that will drive our housing commitments and programmes in Peterborough over the next five years.

It will form part of the evidence base for the council's emerging Local Plan and serve as a reference for the authority's housing-related priorities and how we respond to them, working in conjunction with partner organisations and registered housing providers, as well as landowners, developers and community organisations.

Earlier this year the council held a six-week public consultation on the draft version of the strategy, which resulted in valuable feedback from residents, businesses, stakeholders and organisations. The majority of respondents agreed with the priorities and actions outlined, with several messages of support received.

Anne Keogh, Peterborough City Council’s Housing Strategy and Implementation Manager, said: “We would like to thank everyone who took part in the public consultation for their helpful feedback which will help shape this vital document going forwards.

“The Housing Strategy is intended to benefit everyone who lives within the council’s area. It will set out the key role that housing plays in improving the economic, social, and environmental aspirations of the city as well as identifying we and our partners can work together to address the housing needs of current and future households.”

The four overarching priorities of the Housing Strategy are as follows:

  • How we will deliver sustainable growth and regeneration in Peterborough through high quality place making that enhances health and wellbeing and supports ambitions for Peterborough to become a net zero carbon city.
  • How we will increase the supply of homes that people can afford and tackle homelessness through prevention with a greater emphasis on early help.
  • How we will raise housing quality and standards in existing homes across all tenures to achieve improved health and wellbeing for residents.
  • How we will meet the need for accessible and adapted housing, supported accommodation, and housing for specific groups to promote health and wellbeing.

To view a copy of the strategy, as well as a full summary of the feedback received from the public consultation, visit here.