Decision details

Draft Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2020 -2025

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report considered the draft Housing and Homelessness Strategy which presents the housing challenges faced by the council, our partners and local residents in Thanet. It is thematic and action focused and provides a framework for decision making about future investment in all forms of housing and provides for a commitment to unlock the supply of new homes, including building more council homes.


The draft Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2020-2025, attached at annex 1, be approved for public consultation.



Reasons for the decision:

To deliver a housing service which commits to four thematic priorities, which also fit with the ambitions for housing set out in the council’s agreed Corporate Statement. These themes are: improving access to and supply of housing, improving housing standards and safety across all tenures, enhancing the health and wellbeing of all our residents and communities and preventing homelessness and tackling rough sleeping.

Alternative options considered:

The Council considered the current housing strategy was out of date and the Homelessness Strategy was no longer fit for purpose, given it is a statutory requirement. To inform this strategy, detailed evidence based research was undertaken to inform the themes and priorities and draft a framework for all housing partners to work within in the district.

Report author: Bob Porter

Publication date: 19/12/2019

Date of decision: 16/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 16/12/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/01/2020

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