Related strategies and policies

The following strategies and policies form appendixes to the Local Housing Strategy:

Scheme of assistance

icon The Scheme of Assistance [191Kb] sets out the different forms of assistance that Perth and Kinross Council may provide in relation to repairs, maintenance, improvements and adaptations to privately owned and privately rented properties. The forms of assistance that may be available are broadly categorised as information, advice, practical assistance and financial assistance. This statement also outlines the circumstances in which the different forms of assistance may be made available.

Fuel Poverty Statement

The icon Perth and Kinross Fuel Poverty Statement [968Kb] has been developed in partnership between the Council, the Community Health Partnership and SCARF (Save Cash and Reduce Fuel). It sets out how we will assist fuel poor households in Perth and Kinross to lower their domestic fuel costs. Home Energy Advice Team also provides free and impartial advice to local residents on a range of energy efficiency and fuel debt issues. More information is available in icon the Home Energy Guide 2015/16 [7Mb].

Housing Needs and Demand Assessment

The Perth & Kinross Council icon Housing Needs and Demand Assessment Executive Summary [128Kb] provides updated estimates of need and demand for housing for the local area. In particular this estimates the need for affordable housing - such as housing available to rent from the Council and housing associations, and low cost houses for sale.

Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP)

All local authorities are required to supplement their LHS with a icon Strategic Housing Investment Plan [118Kb], which shows how the affordable housing investment priorities detailed in the main body of the LHS (and in subsequent updates) will be delivered in practice.

External Wall Insulation Project Statement of Intent

The icon Statement of Intent (SoI) [790Kb] supersedes the icon Previous Statement of Intent (SoI) [147Kb], and sets out the criteria that Perth and Kinross Council intends to use to identify households that would benefit from energy efficiency improvements under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Flexible Eligibility Scheme.