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Bucks Council unveils ambitious Housing Strategy for 2024-2029

Buckinghamshire Council has unveiled a comprehensive Housing Strategy for 2024-2029.

The strategy sets out the council's vision, priorities and actions to meet the current and future housing needs and challenges in the county.

The Housing Strategy has been developed with the input and support of a wide range of partners, including housing associations, developers, community groups and other public sector organisations.

To achieve the strategy, the council has created three key priorities:

  1. A strong housing offer: The vision is to provide affordable, accessible, sustainable, and suitable housing choices for all life stages. Recognising that a safe and secure home is fundamental to quality of life, public health, and economic prosperity.
  2. Better homes: The council is dedicated to improving the quality and sustainability of existing homes. Through targeted investments, it aims to enhance living conditions and create vibrant communities.
  3. New homes: The strategy emphasises the importance of affordable, accessible, and appropriate new housing. By collaborating with housing associations, developers, and community groups, Buckinghamshire Council will ensure that residents find homes that meet their needs and aspirations.

Each priority includes:

  • What the council will do to achieve it
  • The challenges Buckinghamshire faces
  • Actions the council is taking now
  • Proposed actions up to 2029

Mark Winn, Buckinghamshire Council's Cabinet Member for Homelessness and Regulatory Services, said:

"It is vital for the growth of our economy and the welfare of our residents that everyone has access to a safe, secure, and suitable home. Our Housing Strategy sets out how we plan to achieve this over the next five years, working with our partners and local communities.

"This is our first countywide Housing Strategy and is the result of extensive public consultation and collaboration with various partners, including housing and voluntary organisations. Together, we'll continue to work on delivering these action plans over the next five years.

"The Housing Strategy will be delivered within existing budgets and through partnership working with registered providers."

Visit the council's website to view the full Housing Strategy document.

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