The current 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.
Investment priority themes
Our four strategic priorities 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.
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 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.
Local Housing Strategy review
We are currently reviewing our Local Housing Strategy. for 2022-27. The LHS for 2016-21 is coming to an end, so an updated strategy is being put together for the next five years.
Following initial consultation last year with stakeholders on how the new LHS should look, the Council and its community partners have now developed a draft LHS vision and priorities for action.
The four LHS priorities identified are:
- Providing more homes at the heart of great places
- Providing a range of housing options that people can easily access, afford and keep
- Delivering housing for people with varying needs
- Delivering quality homes with affordable warmth, zero emissions and using internet-enabled household technology
A final consultation has now been launched on the vision and priorities for the new LHS which seeks the views of local people, community organisations and housing partners. Everyone is welcome to take part in the consultation by visiting the Council's online Consultation Hub.
If you would prefer to respond to the LHS consultation by post, please phone 07720398531 or email HousingInfo@pkc.gov.uk providing address details and a paper copy will be sent to you.
All of the responses we receive will help shape a new (LHS) for 2022-27. Once the draft LHS has been finalised it will be presented to Perth & Kinross Council for approval in early 2023.