Neath Port Talbot Local Housing Strategy ‘Live’ for Consultation
The Neath Port Talbot Local Housing Strategy (2015/20) is now ‘Live’ for Consultation for the next 90 days and the Local Authority wishes to seek the views of as many Stakeholders and Partners as possible, including Tenants and Home Owners.
The key purpose of the Local Housing Strategy is to communicate the Authorities Vision for housing in the area;
"Our Vision is that Housing in Neath Port Talbot will be appropriate, affordable, of good quality, in sustainable communities, offering people choice and support if they need it"
Housing impacts on ALL aspects of life and on ALL of Society regardless of Age, Race and Status.
Housing is essential to meeting basic human needs such as shelter and should offer a place of rest, where people feel safe and have privacy and personal space; somewhere they can raise a family.
The 5 year plan sets out the housing priorities, challenges and opportunities in the area and evidence on a range of housing / housing related issues with key strategic objectives including:
- Mitigating the impact of Welfare Benefits Reform
- Improving knowledge of the Neath Port Talbot Local Housing Market
- Increasing the Supply of Affordable Housing
- Improving Housing Conditions
- Improving relationships with the Private Rented Sector
- Preventing homelessness