Have a say on housing

Published Tuesday, 28th May 2019

People across Hartlepool are being urged to shape a blueprint for the future of housing in the borough by taking part in an online survey.

Residents are being asked to provide details of their housing priorities to help Hartlepool Borough Council develop its new Housing Strategy, which will run from 2019 to 2024.

The Council is also seeking the views of others who may who have an interest in housing issues locally – such as developers, registered housing providers, landlords, voluntary sector organisations and other partners.

The Council’s responsibility for strategic housing requires it to take an overview of all housing related issues, including achieving sustainable communities, the state of the housing market, the condition of homes and access to social housing.

The online survey is being run alongside workshops at which representatives from a range of stakeholder organisations will discuss the three main topics that will form the basis of the new strategy.

They include maximising housing growth/delivering sustainable new homes, making the best use of existing homes/regenerating and improving communities and supporting vulnerable people with specific housing needs.

Karen Kelly, Housing Strategy Team Leader at Hartlepool Borough Council, said: “The survey is an opportunity for residents to comment on the priorities and aims for the new strategy.

“This way, we feel that the new strategy will be truly representative of the views of stakeholder organisations and the wider community.”

The online survey – which takes around ten minutes to complete – will run until Wednesday 17 July and results will be used to develop the first draft of the new Housing Strategy.

To take part in the survey visit www.hartlepool.gov.uk/housing-strategy    

For further information please contact Karen Kelly on (01429) 284117 or karen.kelly@hartlepool.gov.uk.