Falkirk Council launches local housing strategy survey

Falkirk Council launches local housing strategy survey

Falkirk Council has launched a consultation on its new local housing strategy.

Tenants, residents’ groups, community councils, local clubs, local families, and individuals are all encouraged to give their views on the strategy for 2023-2028 through a 10-minute survey.

The survey helps to identify the major housing issues affecting people living in the Falkirk Council area. It’s open to homeowners, those who rent from a private landlord, the council or a housing association – and people who stay with their parents.

The local housing strategy sets out how Falkirk Council and its partners plan to address housing issues and demand in the area over the next five years. It is a legal requirement for local authorities and is reviewed by the Scottish Government before approval and publishing.

The local housing strategy covers the planning and prioritisation of housing activities. There are six priorities for the area’s strategy:

  • Place-Making & Communities
  • Preventing & Addressing Homelessness
  • Specialist Provision, Independent Living, Armed Forces, Key Workers and Gypsy/Travellers
  • Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty & Climate Change
  • Improving Housing Conditions
  • Housing, Health & Social Care Integration

Councillor Gary Bouse, portfolio holder for housing & communities, said: “Falkirk continues to be a popular place to live. The local housing strategy is about building and improving the homes our residents need, adapting to tackle climate change, and making housing accessible to people and families who want to call the Falkirk district their home.

“It sets out our housing priorities for the next five years, so it’s vital we get as many responses as possible from across our communities.”

The consultation on the local housing strategy 2023-2028 closes on 31 July 2022.

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