To consider the report of the head of housing and environment and the deputy chief executive - place.
Cabinet considered the report of the head of housing and environment and the deputy chief executive – place. This presented a housing delivery strategy and action plan, which had been prepared jointly with South Oxfordshire District Council. This set out how the council aimed to deliver housing over the period 2022 to 2024 and ensure that homes were genuinely affordable by local people. The strategy brought together guidance and advice on policy and set out an action plan covering the short, medium and longer term.
The strategy included four strategic housing priorities:
· To provide homes to meet current and future local need
· To delivering housing that is truly affordable
· To value and support council and community-led housing initiatives
Cabinet supported the adoption of the housing delivery strategy and action plan as it would allow the council to pursue a range of options to provide housing, including bringing empty properties back into use. Members noted that the action plan would evolve to adapt to changing demands.
(a) adopt the joint Housing Delivery Strategy 2022-2024; and
(b) adopt the associated Action Plan.