Renfrewshire Council

Local Housing Strategy

What is the local housing strategy, key issues, consultation, get involved, previous strategies

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What is the Local Housing Strategy?

Covering all housing tenures and types of accommodation, the Local Housing Strategy outlines Renfrewshire's strategic vision and priorities for the delivery of housing and housing-related services.

The strategy sets out the priorities we want to achieve and the range of actions the Council and its partners will take to deliver these over the next five years, whilst reflecting local needs.

Every council has to produce a five-year Local Housing Strategy for their area. It is a legal requirement of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001.

We have been working to produce our next Local Housing Strategy 2022-2027 and are now consulting on the draft strategy - and would like to hear your views.

You can read this draft strategy in the 'Related documents' section at the right hand side of this page, where you will also find a summary version.


What key issues does the new strategy cover?

Our draft Local Housing Strategy 2022-2027 proposes five strategic priorities, which the Council and partners seek to achieve over the next five years.

The proposed Strategic Priorities within the draft Local Housing Strategy 2022-2027 are:

  • Strategic Priority 1: The supply and delivery of housing is increased across all tenures to meet the housing needs of different groups and create attractive and sustainable places.
  • Strategic Priority 2: People live in high quality, well-managed homes in sustainable neighbourhoods.
  • Strategic Priority 3: Address the challenges of the climate emergency, delivering homes that are warm, energy efficient and fuel poverty is minimised.
  • Strategic Priority 4: Preventing and addressing homelessness with vulnerable people getting the advice and support they need.
  • Strategic Priority 5: People can live independently for as long as possible in their own home and the different housing needs of people across Renfrewshire are being met.

Consulting on the draft Local Housing Strategy 2022-2027

The draft Local Housing Strategy is currently subject to a 12-week consultation, and we would like to hear your views on the content of the draft strategy.

Please submit any comments using the methods below by 13 June 2022.

Following the 12-week consultation period, all comments and feedback will be reviewed and the Local Housing Strategy 2022-2027 will be finalised.  We aim to present the final five-year Local Housing Strategy to the Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board for approval later in 2022. Following this, it will be submitted to the Scottish Government for approval.


How you can be involved

Online questionnaire

We have an online questionnaire available for everyone who would like to comment on the draft Local Housing Strategy 2022-2027.

The online questionnaire will be available until 13 June 2022.

If you would like a paper copy of the questionnaire or a Microsoft Word version emailed to you for return by email or post, please email strategyandplace@renfrewshire.gov.uk at least 14 days before the closing date. All questionnaire responses must be received by the closing date of 13 June 2022.

You can also give your views without completing the questionnaire. Email us with any comments you may have on the draft Local Housing Strategy 2022-2027 at strategyandplace@renfrewshire.gov.uk or by post to Place Strategy Team, Economy and Development, Chief Executive's Service, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1WB. Please ensure that your comments are sent to us before 13 June 2022.

Discussion sessions

In addition to the above, we will be organising consultation events including online discussions hosted on Microsoft Teams. If you are interested in taking part, please email us by 1 June 2022 at strategyandplace@renfrewshire.gov.uk, telling us the particular areas you would be interested in discussing.


If you would like to view a copy of the Local Housing Strategy 2016-2021, including all associated background papers and annual updates, please email strategyandplace@renfrewshire.gov.uk.

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