The strategy recognises that the majority of housing in the East Riding of Yorkshire is privately owned (either rented or owner occupation). It provides a strong focus on helping people to access suitable, affordable housing with a view to resolving issues of housing need and improving living conditions for the most vulnerable residents.
The strategy promotes the current national policy to increase access to homeownership but also focusses on opportunities to deliver other forms of affordable housing such as social rent where there is an identified need. In addition, improving the quality of existing housing through financial and non-financial assistance and ensuring that there is the right range of housing-related support to help people access and maintain appropriate accommodation will promote independent living and prevent costs from being transferred to other service areas such as the NHS, homelessness or social care.
Therefore the East Riding Housing Strategy has strong linkages to partner strategies and relies on working closely with other agencies including the voluntary and community sector to deliver its ambitions.
- Objective 1: Increase housing supply
- Objective 2: Help people find and keep homes they can afford
- Objective 3: Provide safe good quality homes
- Objective 4: Provide housing which is appropriate for people's needs.
Withernsea Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy
We have also prepared a Withernsea Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy. This has been developed to tackle some of the local issues caused by a high proportion of poor quality houses in Withernsea. The key outputs of this strategy relate to:
improving the quality of housing in identified priority areas
improving the quality of the wider residential environment
improving the quality of life for local residents
contributing towards wider renaissance/employment opportunities in the town; and
ensuring that local people are supported to 'help themselves' to improve their own living conditions and to access housing-related support.
Withernsea Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy 2012 (pdf 1mb)