Local housing strategy
The Local Housing Strategy (LHS) sets out Perth & Kinross Council's priorities and plans for the delivery of housing and related services for the period 2016-2021. The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 places a legal requirement on local authorities to produce a Local Housing Strategy which should be kept under regular review.
We recently carried out a public consultation on our draft LHS for 2016-2021, and comments received will be considered before a final strategy is drafted. Thank you to everyone who took part.
Investment priority themes
Our four strategic priorities for 2016-2021 are:
- Supply of Housing and Sustainable Communities
The supply of more affordable homes and well-managed stock to ensure that homes are available in the size, type and location people want to live in with access to suitable services and facilities.
- Housing and Homelessness
Ensuring communities are safe and secure for residents of Perth and Kinross with access to good quality, affordable accommodation with the necessary support in place to sustain people in their homes and prevent people becoming homeless.
- Independent Living
Ensuring people can live independently at home for as long as possible with help from the community and local support networks.
- House Condition, Fuel Poverty and Climate Change
Assisting residents of Perth and Kinross to live in warm, dry, energy efficient and low carbon homes which they can afford to heat.
Local House Condition Survey (LHCS) 2014/15
David Adamson and Partners Ltd was commissioned by Perth and Kinross Council to complete a Local House Condition Survey (LHCS) 2014/15 [3Mb] in the Council area. The study has embraced an all tenure housing stock of just over 70,000 dwellings, supporting the Council's strategic planning agendas including the Local Housing Strategy, the Scottish Housing Quality Standard Delivery Plan and Section 72 Private Sector Housing Statement.
Our Local Housing Strategy is informed by the needs of our local communities. We'd be happy to receive feedback or suggestions about housing provision in Perth and Kinross. We value your opinions - they help us to shape our strategy for the future.