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The Ipswich Borough Council Housing Strategy has been revised and updated to reflect national and local developments; the requirement for all local authorities to have a separate Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy and to incorporate our new strategic approaches to the Private Rented Sector and to older persons housing.

The updated Housing Strategy 2019-2024 will still comprise of our four identified priorities:

  • Enabling building of houses of all tenures
  • Improving access to and the quality of existing housing
  • Meeting the housing needs of all communities and meeting the challenges of an ageing population.
  • Preventing Homelessness and Rough Sleeping

This Strategy covers what the Council can either directly do or influence, and recognises the important contribution made by working together with our partners.

The Housing Strategy is underpinned by an Action Plan that will be reviewed quarterly to govern and monitor the progress being made against the four priorities.

A public consultation on the draft strategy was held between 18th June 2019 and the 13th August 2019. Responses to the consultation will be considered and the strategy will be amended, if required, before it is adopted by the Council.

The Draft Strategy is available to download as a PDF file here:

There is a suite of documents as appendices that support this Strategy and provide the factual backdrop to both the local and national current climate:

 

Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Housing Policy & Strategy,
3E Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 432000