Renfrewshire Council

Local Housing Strategy

What is a Local Housing Strategy?

Covering all tenures and types of accommodation, the Local Housing Strategy is a key planning document that sets out Renfrewshire's strategic vision and priorities for the delivery of housing and housing related services. It also sets out the outcomes we want to achieve and the range of actions the Council and its partners will take to improve this over the next five years, whilst reflecting both national priorities and local needs.

What issues will the new Strategy cover?

Our current Local Housing Strategy for 2016-2021, set out seven strategic outcomes that it wanted to achieve:

  • The supply of housing is increased
  • Through targeted investment and regeneration activity, Renfrewshire has attractive and sustainable neighbourhoods and well-functioning town centres
  • People live in high quality, well managed homes
  • Homes are energy efficient and fuel poverty is minimised
  • Homelessness is prevented and vulnerable people get the advice and support they need
  • People are able to live independently for as long as possible in their own home
  • Affordable housing is accessible to people who need it.

These are informed by both local requirements and statutory requirements and often require us to achieve Scottish Government targets. The actual detail of how we aim to achieve these outcomes is within each section that relates to an outcome and the actions associated with them.

We need to consider these strategic outcomes and decide if they are still relevant and reflect local circumstances and priorities.

Key Stages in the New Local Housing Strategy Development

Our new Local Housing Strategy has a series of key activities that will take place to ensure the strategy is developed involving a wide range of key stakeholders and Renfrewshire's communities.

The first stage is engaging to find out what people feel are the key issues and priorities for the new Local Housing Strategy, with a questionnaire that will run from 16 November 2020.

Following this, we will start to prepare a draft Local Housing Strategy in consultation with partners, taking into account the feedback from the initial engagement. The draft Local Housing Strategy will then be issued for consultation, which will be undertaken over a 12-week period.

Finally, the final 5-year Local Housing Strategy will be prepared and presented to the Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board for approval.

How you can be involved

If you would like to get involved, please complete this short questionnaire:https://arcg.is/0DyzDS0

If you would like to make your response by email, please email: strategyandplace@renfrewshire.gov.uk.

Or post to: Communities, Housing and Planning Services, Strategy and Place Team, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1JD.

We recognise that this is a busy time of year for many. Therefore to allow you more time to take part in this questionnaire, we have extended our closing date. All responses should now be submitted by Monday 25 January 2021.