Help shape the housing strategy for East Herts
Published 10th August 2021
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East Hertfordshire faces a wide and diverse range of housing challenges, both familiar and newly arising. Homelessness, poor housing conditions and an insufficient supply of affordable homes continue to pose challenges. We also see new challenges emerging due to demographic and population trends and changes brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.

A new housing strategy for the East Herts district gives an opportunity for East Herts Council to set out the overall context and aspirations for housing in the district, the vision for the communities and homes we want as well as the types of actions which East Herts Council can undertake and the priorities for these actions. 

East Herts Council intends to use its resources to bring solutions to housing challenges; from increasing the supply of high quality and affordable homes, to improving levels of energy efficiency and ensuring homes are accessible and adaptable. We also want to ensure that our residents have easy access to information on housing options in the district. 

The East Herts Housing Strategy 2021-2026 aims to enable East Herts Council to direct its resources to the housing-related interventions which will have the biggest beneficial impact. 

This consultation exercise will allow us to engage with individuals and organisations across the East Herts district on the new East Herts Housing Strategy for 2021-2026. We live in rapidly changing times, and we want to respond to the housing needs and aspirations brought about by these changes.

Feedback gathered from the consultation will be used to update the housing strategy so it further reflects the views of residents, communities and stakeholder organisations in East Herts. 

The Housing Strategy will then be presented to Full Council in December 2021.

Councillor Peter Boylan, executive member for neighbourhoods said, "We would encourage everyone to take part in the consultation and help shape the future of housing provision in the district. East Herts is a beautiful district where many would like to live and we would like to work with residents to ensure the standard of the housing is at its best." 

The consultation will be open from Monday 9 August to Sunday 5 September. More information about the strategy and the consultation can be found on our website.