Views sought on Solihull draft Housing Strategy - The Solihull Observer

Views sought on Solihull draft Housing Strategy

Solihull Editorial 23rd Sep, 2022   0

RESIDENTS are being asked for their views on Solihull Council’s draft Housing Strategy.

The strategy sets out the Council’s housing vision and ambitions for the 10-year period to the end of 2032.

The ambition is that everyone in the borough is able to access housing when they need it, and that people have the chance to live in sustainable homes in thriving communities.

Solihull Council say the strategy considers the challenges and opportunities in making this vision a reality and sets out the Council’s aims across a range of areas.

It added sustainable homes can create a sense of place and also ensure that the Council meets its Climate Change Declaration to achieve net zero carbon in Solihull by 2041.

Councillor Andy Mackiewicz, cabinet member for Climate Change, Planning and Housing, said: “We know that Solihull is a great place to live.

“Our borough provides a good range of housing, an attractive environment, a strong economy and is well connected with excellent schools and local services.

“Housing is so important to our quality of life, prosperity, health, and wellbeing. It is also an essential part of helping to tackle inequality and enabling communities to thrive.

“This is why we want to hear from as many people as possible and I look forward to considering all the feedback.”

The Housing Strategy is also accompanied by an Implementation Plan which sets out how key priorities will be delivered.

The Implementation Plan primarily focuses on new and developmental actions. It does not seek to capture work that is already being done in the borough.

The consultation runs until November 2.

For more or to view the plan visit Solihull Council’s website or hard copies of the consultation documents are also available to view at all Solihull Connect Centres.

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