The Council's Role
The Council no longer has its own housing since transferring stock to ACHA in 2006. However, as the Strategic Housing Authority, the council has a number of statutory duties and responsibilities in terms of delivery and investment of affordable housing, and improving house condition across all housing sectors. The documents below set out our statutory housing duties and show how Argyll and Bute Council and its partners will tackle the housing issues in our area. They detail the housing issues, the positive improvements that we want to see and what we are doing to help make these changes happen.
Local Housing Strategy 2016 - 2021
The Local Housing Strategy (LHS) sets out Argyll & Bute Council’s vision for housing over a five year period. The strategy outlines practical actions with specific targets to deliver our four key outcomes across all tenures and aspects of the housing system in Argyll & Bute.
- Local Housing Strategy 2016-21
- Local Housing Strategy 2016-21 Summary
- LHS Supporting Paper 1: Setting Housing Supply Targets - Beyond the HNDA 2016
- LHS Equality Impact Assessment 2016
- LHS Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) statement 2016
The Annual Updates for the LHS are available below:
- LHS Outcome 1 Annual Update - 2016/17
- LHS Outcome 2 Annual Update - 2016/17
- LHS Outcome 3 Annual Update - 2016/17
- LHS Outcome 4 Annual Update - 2016/17
- LHS Outcome 1 Annual Update - 2017/18
- LHS Outcome 2 Annual Update - 2017/18
- LHS Outcome 3 Annual Update - 2017/18
- LHS Outcome 4 Annual Update - 2017/18
- LHS Outcome 1 Annual Update - 2018/19
- LHS Outcome 2 Annual Update - 2018/19
- LHS Outcome 3 Annual Update - 2018/19
- LHS Outcome 4 Annual Update - 2018/19
- LHS Outcome 1 Annual Update - 2019/20
- LHS Outcome 2 Annual Update - 2019/20
- LHS Outcome 3 Annual Update - 2019/20
- LHS Outcome 4 Annual Update - 2019/20
Development of the Local Housing Strategy (LHS) 2022-2027 - In progress
Argyll and Bute Council completed the final phase of consultation on its new LHS in October 2021, and the finalised draft takes account of the responses and feedback we received from stakeholders and local communities. Council Housing Services wish to thank everyone who took the time to consider and respond to the recent consultation and to previous consultation over the last couple of years. This finalised draft LHS will now be submitted to Council Members for approval by the end of November 2021, with a view to launching the completed strategy formally in early 2022.
A summary document is also being prepared and will be available on the website as soon as possible.
For further information or clarification please contact:
Hristina Tarpanova – email@example.com
Allan Brandie – firstname.lastname@example.org
Douglas Whyte – email@example.com
We will review this page throughout the LHS development process to keep our communities updated with progress.
- Local Housing Strategy 2022-2027 Draft Revised November 2021
- Local Housing Strategy 2022-2027 Consultation Plan
- Local Housing Strategy - Health Impact Assessment Report 2021
- Local Housing Strategy - Island Communities Impact Assessment
- Local Housing Strategy - Equalities & Socio Economic Impact Assessment 2021
- Local Housing Strategy Briefing 1 - Supply and Placemaking November 2020
- Local Housing Strategy Briefing 2 - House Condition and Energy Efficency November 2020
- Local Housing Strategy Briefing 3 - Specialist Provision November 2020
- Local Housing Strategy Briefing 4 - Housing Options November 2020
To watch and listen to the briefing papers on YouTube click on the following links:
Local Housing Strategy Briefing paper 1 – Supply and Placemaking - https://youtu.be/KTvfGZ_5IaA
Local Housing Strategy Briefing paper 2 – House Condition and Energy Efficiency - https://youtu.be/SCooNSUGBfk
Local Housing Strategy Briefing paper 3 – Specialist Provision - https://youtu.be/kO_hgqUTBOg
Local Housing Strategy Briefing paper 4 – Housing Options - https://youtu.be/Vv2QBKsHdZI
Housing Need and Demand Assessment (HNDA) 2021
Local strategic planning for housing is driven by the assessment of housing need. The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 places a duty on local authorities to develop Local Housing Strategies, informed by an assessment of housing need and demand in their area.
HNDA supporting documents:
- Argyll and Bute Housing Need and Demand Assessment 2021
- HNDA Technical Paper 01 - HMA Refresh Exercise Jan 2021
- HNDA Technical Paper 02 - Demographic Trends
- HNDA Technical Paper 03 - Economic Trends Pre-Covid
- HNDA Technical Paper 3.1 - Economic Impacts of Brexit & Covid
- HNDA Technical Paper 04 - Housing Market Affordability
- HNDA Technical Paper 05 - Private Rented Sector Study
- HNDA Technical Paper 06 - Housing Stock Profile
- HNDA Technical Paper 07 - HNDA Tool Methodology
- HNDA Technical Paper 08 - Specialist Provision
- HNDA Technical Paper 09 - Veterans and Armed Services
- HNDA Technical Paper 10 - Gypsy/Travellers Housing Needs
- HNDA Technical Paper 11 - Wheelchair Housing Needs
- Housing and Health and Care Needs Report 2018
- Housing and Health and Care Needs Summary Report 2018
- Helensburgh and Lomond Housing Market Study 2018
- Argyll and Bute HNDA Household Survey 2019
- North Lorn Community Housing Needs Assessment 2019
- Islay Strategic Housing Overview CHT - September 2019
- Mull Strategic Housing Review - RHS - 2019
Community Housing Assessment Toolkit (CHAT)
This Toolkit is aimed at anyone with an interest in housing development in their local area, including: Community Councils, Local Development Trusts, Individual residents, Local employers and representatives of the business sector, Local Housing Associations/ Registered Social Landlords, Private developers, land owners and estates and Special Interest Groups and their representatives (including Elderly, Disabled, those with limiting health conditions, homeless, refugees, young families, etc)
For Further information on conducting a local, community housing needs assessment please contact Allan Brandie, Research & Development officer, Planning, Housing & Regulatory Services, on 01369708679 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing and Health and Care Needs
Housing Contribution Statements provide the main link between the strategic planning processes for housing and for health & social care at a local level. Following the establishment of the Integration Authority and localities, the Housing Contribution Statement (HCS) is intended to become an integral part of the Strategic Plan. It sets out an overarching strategic statement on how housing services intend to work with the Integration Authority, whether functions have been delegated to it or not, to deliver its outcomes. The HCS Appendix and the full H&SCP Plan are available below:
- Argyll & Bute Health and Social Care Partnership Strategic Plan 2016/17 – 2018/19
Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) 2021-2026
The Strategic Housing Investment plan (SHIP) is the key statement of housing development priorities in the Argyll & Bute area. This plan guides the allocation of government and other funding and is an essential adjunct to the LHS. The SHIP is available below.
Section 72 Statement of Assistance for Private Sector Housing
The Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 requires the local authority to prepare a statement setting out the assistance available for private sector owners, landlords and tenants to improve the condition of their housing and provide adaptations for disabled people. Click on this link for a copy Section 72 Statement of Assistance.
Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan (RRTP) 2019 – 2024
The Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan (RRTP) 2019 – 2024 for Argyll and Bute was agreed by the Council in November 2018. The RRTP is a new planning framework for local authorities and their partners to transition to a Rapid Rehousing and Housing First approach. Rapid Rehousing is an ambitious proposal which should be delivered in the context of creating and sustaining mixed and diverse communities across the whole of Argyll and Bute. Click on this link for a copy RRTP.
If you require any further information regarding any of the information on this page or have a query regarding housing strategies please do not hesitate to contact the team at:
Argyll and Bute Council
DUNOON PA23 8DG
Telephone: 01369 708679
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