Housing strategies and policies

Sefton Housing Strategy 2016 - 2021 

Housing should provide a secure foundation for individuals to live the lives they want to live. Finding the right home, in the right place, can be an essential platform for people seeking to support their families and sustain work. Within Sefton, access to suitable, good quality and affordable housing is a key priority for all its residents and communities.

Our Housing Strategy sets out the Council’s vision and aims for housing in the Borough for the next five years. It describes the key priorities affecting the local housing market and what the Council intends to do to help overcome these challenges and create the right conditions to improve housing outcomes for the benefit of local people.

This strategy has been developed through an extensive process of consultation with key partners and other stakeholders and we would like to thank all those who have contributed and helped to develop this strategy.

Sefton Housing Strategy 2016 - 2021 (pdf 696KB)

Sefton Housing Strategy - Delivery Framework 

This document identifies the different plans & key stake holders to address the issues outlined in the final Housing Strategy. The framework contains action points, targets and timescales to meet the housing priority topics, but is also flexible and responsive to changes in market conditions, new opportunities and will also introduce new issues/topics as they arise, such as changing legislation and new governmental policy.

Sefton’s Housing Strategy is supported by further documents to ensure that the strategy is effective, deliverable and intelligence driven using robust evidence sources. These documents will be developed and published over the coming year

Sefton Housing Strategy Delivery Framework (pdf 255KB)

Housing Strategy - Monitoring Report

This annual review of the housing strategy delivery framework, helps to ensure that Sefton's Housing Strategy is responsive to change and appropriately addresses identified housing priorities. This monitoring report will help to reflect on progress & targets achieved over the previous 12 months, and allow for updates to Sefton’s housing priories in the future.

Housing Strategy Annual Monitoring Report 2017 18 (pdf 413KB)

Development of the current Housing Strategy

The Housing Strategy 2016 - 2021 Cabinet report and consultation report can be downloaded below. The consultation report sets out a summary of the comments reported back through the 8‐week consultation process, and the Council’s proposed response to each comment.

Housing Strategy Consultation Response Report (pdf 307KB)
Cabinet Report - Housing Strategy 2016 - 2021 (pdf 3.35MB)

 Other Housing Documents 

Liverpool City Region Tenancy Strategy 2016 (pdf 813KB)
Sefton Empty Homes Strategy 2014 18 (pdf 1.84MB)
Homeless strategy 2013 (pdf 472KB)
Homeless Strategy 2013 2018 Action Plan Update F L March17 (pdf 124KB)
Homelessness Review 2013 (pdf 2.37MB)
Homelessness Strategy EIA (pdf 397KB)
Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy (pdf 231KB)
Housing Enforcement Policy (pdf 94KB)
Older Persons Housing Strategy Research – Final Report (pdf 3.58MB)
Older Persons Housing Strategy Research – Executive Summary (pdf 304KB)

Last Updated on 07 June 2018