The Council adopts a strategic approach to affordable housing delivery and management. The documents included on this page sets out the Councils various strategies relating to affordable housing and meeting housing need. The Main Housing Strategy is supported by more detailed sub strategies for each part of the service.
Fareham's housing strategy (262 KB) covers the period 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2015. To develop it, we consulted with a range of partners in all housing sectors. This continues through close links and regular meetings with housing associations, tenants and leaseholders, Hampshire County Council, the Health Authority, the Homes & Communities Agency and the local voluntary sector. We review the strategy's action plan each year and report progress to the Executive.
We aim to work with partners to make sure that everyone in the Borough has access to a decent home which is affordable for them. Within this, there are five key objectives:
These support our corporate objectives and reflect national housing priorities set by the Government.
Fareham Borough Council's Allocations Policy (343 KB) sets out how properties are Allocated.
Our most recent affordable housing strategy (147 KB) covers 2006-2009 and is in the process of being reviewed. It sets out our priorities for delivering affordable housing through the planning system and other ways; our partnership arrangements with housing associations; how we will deliver good quality affordable homes and how we will attract sufficient funding for this to proceed. We aim to provide in the region of 90 affordable homes per annum. Every year, we set out our progress, describe emerging issues and any modifications we need to make in our addendum reports:
The affordable housing strategy 2006-09 was developed alongside the affordable housing supplementary planning document (SPD) and adopted on 5 December 2005. It should be read in conjunction with the Council's Core Strategy, which set out our present requirements for affordable housing provision on development sites.
All local authorities are required to carry out a homelessness review and produce a strategy based on the results. Our fourth homelessness strategy 2014 -2017 (695 KB) describes our priorities for the next three years to prevent and tackle homelessness in the Borough in partnership with a number of agencies.
The Localism Act 2011 introduced a new legal requirement for all Local Housing Authorities in England to publish a Tenancy Strategy (310 KB) setting out the matters to which registered affordable housing providers are to have regard in forming policies relating to the management of the tenancies they grant.
This Vision Statement (286 KB) describes the Councils ambitions for the future of housing for older people in the Borough.