Local Housing Strategy 2022 - 2027 Consultation

The Council's Housing Service has developed a consolidated consultative draft Local Housing Strategy which sets out the overarching vision, outcomes and priorities for housing across Argyll and Bute over the next five years.

This draft comes following extensive consultation and stakeholder engagement over the last three years, and builds on the range of comments and feedback received from local residents and communities, as well as partners and other stakeholders.

The vision is that “Everyone in Argyll & Bute has access to a suitable, high quality home which is affordable and located within a vibrant, sustainable and connected community.”

To achieve this, four key priorities have been identified:

  1. Supply and Place Making
  2. Property Condition, Energy Efficiency, Climate Change, and Fuel Poverty
  3. Specialist Provision and Supporting Independent Living
  4. Housing Options, Information, Advice and Support

The new LHS sets out an ambitious new build programme, with Housing Supply Targets that exceed any previous targets: e.g. over 1,000 affordable new homes to be delivered over the next 5 years, to support economic recovery and repopulation throughout rural mainland and island communities.

The LHS also prioritises investment in a range of measures to improve the condition and efficiency of existing homes; to ensure that the Housing Sector has a central role in tackling climate change and reducing fuel poverty for local residents.

Housing will also have an important part to play working in collaboration with Health and Social Care partners, in promoting the health and well-being of local residents and communities, and enabling those with particular needs to live independently in their own home and community for as long as possible.

Finally, the LHS will deliver a comprehensive Housing Options service, providing targeted information, advice and support for those in housing need.

Your comments and feedback on this final draft strategy are welcome.

You can read the full strategy here and send your comments using our feedback form or directly to the contact email below.

The strategy document is not fully compliant for users of screen readers, if you require the document in another format please contact Hristina.tarpanova@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Consultation dates: 

15 Sep 2021 to 13 Oct 2021

Contact Name: 

Hristina Tarpanova