Published on 5th April 2018

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Three key housing documents have been published by Cheltenham Borough Council.

The documents set out the council's strategy, priorities and plans to deliver housing that is affordable, accessible, safe and secure and the related services across the borough until 2023.

The council is encouraging the public to comment on the drafts of their Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2018 – 2023 and its associated documents to help shape a robust report for Cabinet to consider in the summer.

Tim Atkins, managing director place and growth, says: “Housing is critically important to Cheltenham’s place agenda, seeking to be a place that everyone thrives. If we are to grow the economy and provide better opportunities for residents, the provision of a good and accessible supply of secure housing that is affordable is of critical importance. The draft strategy sets out the key areas contributing to the over-arching housing agenda and set clear targets to tackle this high priority for the council.”

Martin Stacy, lead commissioner for housing services at Cheltenham Borough Council, says: “The council is currently drafting a new five year housing and homelessness strategy. This will detail our priorities for delivering more affordable homes, making best use of our existing accommodation, tackling homelessness, and improving the health and wellbeing of our communities. The draft strategy is now available on our website and we look forward to receiving any comments from members of the public by Friday 11 May 2018.

Following the consultation we will seek approval from our Cabinet to approve the final version during the summer 2018.”

Any comments should be emailed to by Friday 11 May.

For media enquiries please contact: Laura Carter, communications officer 01242 264154, email

Notes: The Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2018 – 2023, the Tenancy Strategy and Evidence Base documents will work alongside the policies of the Joint Core Strategy (JCS), the emerging Cheltenham Plan and the council’s Place strategy.