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Housing provision on the agenda

By East Lindsey Target  |  Posted: October 24, 2012

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PEOPLE living in East Lindsey will soon be able to have their say on how future housing provision is delivered.

East Lindsey District Council is launching a consultation on its draft housing strategy, which covers the period 2013-2018.

The strategy identifies housing priorities and the actions the council plans to take to address them.

Priorities identified include the delivery of more affordable homes, improved quality of housing, prevention of homelessness and support for vulnerable residents in the district.

Portfolio holder for housing, Cllr William Gray, said: "Everyone deserves a roof over their head in a safe and secure environment. It is also important that the community has access to houses that are affordable and suitable to their needs. This is a key vision for the council, which forms the basis of the draft housing strategy.

"During the consultation we'll be asking local people if they think the priorities in the strategy and actions identified are appropriate."

Consultation events will take place at the Embassy Theatre Arts Room in Skegness on November 22 and at Louth Town Hall on November 23, both from 10am-7pm.

Following the 12-week consultation, the draft strategy will go before the council for formal approval.

In recent years the council has enabled the development of 973 affordable homes, prevented 1,975 cases of homelessness; awarded 682 grants for decent homes and a further 749 grants to support people who needed home adaptations to continue living independently.

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