Decision details

E/17/17 Ipswich Borough Council Housing Strategy

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To agree:

·  The Housing Strategy Document in principle

·  For the Housing Strategy 2017-2022 to go out to Public Consultation

·  For the Housing Strategy to go to Full Council for comment following a period of consultation and to go to Executive for adoption


33.1 Councillor MacDonald introduced the report and informed Executive that

        the report outlined the process for developing a new Housing Strategy

        and the associated public consultation.


33.2 Commenting further, Councillor MacDonald went on to say that the new

        Housing Strategy identified four key priorities:-


·                     Enabling building of houses of all tenures

·                     Improving the quality of existing housing, especially private rented

·                     Meeting the housing needs of all communities and meeting the challenges of an ageing  population

·                     Prevention of homelessness and rough sleeping


33.3 Councillor Jones stated that she was pleased to see that the privately

        rented sector was included in the priority for improving the quality of 

        existing housing.




(i)           that the draft Housing Strategy (at Appendix 1 of the report ) be approved for public consultation and consideration by full Council, and the Head of Housing and Community Services be  authorised to take all necessary steps to consult on the Strategy, including making any minor amendments as necessary prior to consultation.


Reason: To enable an informed decision on the content of a new Housing Strategy


(ii)          that, subject to (i) above, Executive notes that the draft Housing Strategy will be considered by full Council at its meeting on 20 September 2017.


Reason: To ensure all Councillors are able to influence the Strategy


(iii)         that the Head of Housing and Community Services  be authorised to analyse the results of consultation and bring a further report with the revised Strategy to Executive.


Reason: To enable the results of consultation to be considered and a final Strategy to be adopted

Report author: Caroline Elias-Stephenson

Publication date: 11/07/2017

Date of decision: 11/07/2017

Decided at meeting: 11/07/2017 - Executive

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