Consultation opens for East Dunbartonshire’s Draft Local Housing Strategy

East Dunbartonshire CouncilThe people of East Dunbartonshire are being invited to have their say on the area’s new draft Housing Strategy.

East Dunbartonshire Council’s draft strategy, which will cover the period 2017-2022, has been produced in partnership with tenants, residents, registered social landlords, elected members, service providers and other statutory bodies.

The document, and a related survey, are available in the consultation section of the council’s website and completed questionnaires are due back by Monday 30 January 2017.

Councillor Stewart MacDonald, convener of the council’s neighbourhood services committee, highlighted the importance of the strategy for the area and encouraged people to get involved in shaping it.

He said: “This strategy will lay out East Dunbartonshire’s priorities in relation to housing for the next five years. It will set out how the council and its partners will address imbalances in the local system and how we deal with housing need and demand in the area. It will also look at how and where money is invested to improve housing services.

“These are all important issues and it is right that we gather as many views as possible so that the final strategy is the right one for the area. There have already been significant contributions from tenants and others to develop the draft and this is another opportunity to get involved.

“Our ultimate aim is to ensure everyone in East Dunbartonshire has access to affordable, suitable, good quality housing and this strategy plays a vital part in helping us achieve that.”

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