Helping us to shape our new Housing Strategy

Closes 24 May 2022

Opened 14 Apr 2022

Overview

West Northamptonshire Council is developing a new housing strategy which will be a high-level document that will explain our vision, plans and priorities for the next two years.   

Housing is not just having a roof over your head; everyone deserves a home that is affordable, safe, secure and comfortable. Our housing directly impacts our health and it affects our access to education, employment and health services. It should provide a sense of security and a stable environment for children to grow up in and to help us to live our best lives.

To frame the new housing strategy, West Northants Council has suggested four draft themes and their priorities, these will be key to tackling the housing pressures across West Northants and improving housing for all our residents, as well as helping to deliver the Council’s Corporate Plan. These themes and priorities have been developed following several workshops with Council members, internal teams and key partners.  The four draft themes are:

  • Deliver the homes that people need and can afford to live in
  • Improve the quality, standard and safety of homes and housing services
  • Enable residents to live safe, healthy, independent and active lives
  • Support sustainable and thriving communities

You can view further information in our Housing evidence base

We want to make sure that the new housing strategy covers the housing issues important to our residents and stakeholders and this can be achieved by asking you to help us shape it.  We welcome your views and comments on the four draft themes along with the suggested priorities that will help deliver them. For each theme we will ask you the following questions and there will be an opportunity at the end for any additional comments:-

  • If you think the right draft themes have been identified
  • Your views on the suggested priorities
  • If there is anything missing

How to have your say

You can have your say to help shape the new West Northants Housing Strategy by completing an online questionnaire using the link below. 

If you need assistance to complete the online questionnaire or would like a copy of it in another format (including paper, easy read or large print) you can contact us by email, post or telephone. Our contact details are as follows:

Our email address: ConsultationHousingStrategy@westnorthants.gov.uk

Our postal address:

  • Housing Strategy and Partnership Team
  • West Northamptonshire Council
  • The Forum 
  • Moat Lane
  • Towcester
  • NN12 6AD

Our telephone: 01327 322169

What happens next

Your views and ideas will be gathered to contribute to and shape the creation of a new Housing Strategy for West Northants.  

The deadline for response is midnight on 24 May 2022.

Give us your views

Interests

  • Consultations
  • Housing