Published on 24th April 2023

Green monopoly houses

Consultation runs from 25 April until 6 June 2023

Affordable, accessible, safe and secure housing are the council’s key priorities in plans which open for public consultation today, Tuesday 25 April.  Residents are encouraged to share their thoughts at haveyoursay.cheltenham.gov.uk/housing/housing-strategies.

The draft documents – which set out two strategies: the housing, homelessness and rough sleeping strategy, and the tenancy strategy - have just been published by Cheltenham Borough Council.

They centre on the continued delivery of affordable homes, ensuring existing accommodation is the best that it can be, tackling homelessness and offering strong support services, and the health and wellbeing of our communities.  In line with the council’s pathway to net zero by 2030, energy efficiency and enhanced biodiversity will be a golden thread running throughout the housing, homelessness and rough sleeping strategy.

The feedback received from the consultation will help to shape a robust report for cabinet to consider in the summer.

Councillor Victoria Atherstone, cabinet member for housing said: ‘’Our plans set out the actions that we will take – together with partners – to deliver the housing aspirations of our residents and communities. We work to the principle that all of our residents deserve a safe, affordable, green, enjoyable place to live, within well-connected communities that thrive. Our strategies set out clear principles that we will follow to ensure that we have a clear delivery plan which will take us to 2028 and that is dynamic and flexible to respond to change and opportunity.’’

Martin Stacy, housing strategy and partnerships manager at Cheltenham Borough Council added: ‘’These are really important plans for Cheltenham and its future, and I hope that local residents, partners, community groups and stakeholders will take a look at them and share their thoughts.’’


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Notes:

The public consultation will be based on:

  • The draft Housing, Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy 2023-28
  • The draft Tenancy Strategy 2023-28.