Angus Local Housing Strategy (LHS) 2012-2017
The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, places a statutory duty on Local Authorities to prepare and submit to Ministers a Local Housing Strategy (LHS) supported by a housing need and demand assessment. The local housing strategy provides the strategic direction to tackle housing need and demand and to inform future investment in housing across Angus.
In June 2008, the Scottish Government and COSLA issued joint guidance setting out a requirement for the new LHS to be part of a broader package of policy changes included in Firm Foundations, and Scottish Planning Policy 3: Planning for Housing, aiming to increase housing supply across all tenures.
The Angus Housing Need and Demand Assessment (HNDA) was successfully completed in 2010 having been appraised and signed off as 'Robust and Credible' by the Scottish Government. Core outputs from the HNDA have informed the development of the LHS, Strategic Development Plan; Tay Plan, and will help to inform the Local Development Plan for Angus this year.
We welcome your comments. We look forward to recieving the views of all our stakeholders, partners and the residents of Angus. We wish to ensure the LHS incorporates the views of every community represented in Angus.
Our Strategic priorities are:
- To increase housing supply, access and choice;
- To provide special needs housing and housing support;
- To improve the quality of housing, and make it energy efficient and easy to heat.
If you have any comments about any of these documents please contact Shirish Patel on 01307 474767 or email at PatelS@angus.gov.uk