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Flintshire Housing Need Prospectus

Meeting: 16/11/2021 - Cabinet (Item 65)

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As detailed in the recommendation.


Councillor Hughes introduced the report which provided an overview of the Welsh Government (WG) requirement for Local Authorities to produce a Housing Needs Prospectus that would inform the Social Housing Grant Programme.


            The prospectus would inform affordable housing delivery, shape the Social Housing Grant (SHG) programme by setting out what the Local Authority priorities were and provide a guide about what type of housing was needed and in what locations.


            It was intended that housing providers would refer to the prospectus when they were progressing new affordable housing development sites so they could plan to deliver schemes that better met the Local Authority priorities and the housing need for the area.


            The draft Flintshire Housing Needs Prospectus had been written in collaboration with Social Services, the Homelessness team and Planning and reflected the Council’s current demands on services and the ambitions set out in the Flintshire Housing Strategy 2019/24.


            The Housing Strategy Managed explained that this provided a more cohesive way for Housing Associations, Welsh Government and Local Government to work together to ensure the right tpe of homes were delivered for local people.  The prospectus provided details of the situation at the moment, including the current housing pressures. 


Councillor Bithell welcomed the report which dealt with all aspects of housing need in the county, particularly for vulnerable residents.  He was also pleased to see the recognition for the need for larger properties. 




That the content of the Flintshire Housing Need Prospectus be noted.