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Housing Strategy & Policy

The Council adopts a strategic approach to affordable housing delivery and management.  The documents included on this page set out the Council's various strategies relating to affordable housing and meeting housing need.

The Affordable Housing Strategy

In October 2019 the Council adopted a new Affordable Housing Strategy PDF (63 MB).  The purpose of the strategy is 'to provide more affordable homes, ensuring they are the righthomes in the right places for those in need of affordable housing.'

The strategy includes three key objectives:

  1. To deliver more affordable homes through the planning system
  2. To ensure those homes are the right homes in the right places and that they are truly affordable for those that need them
  3. To directly deliver more affordable homes by Registered Providers and Fareham Housing, especially targetting those in greater need

Below these objectives there are a number of actions aimed at providing more specific information on how the objectives will be delivered.

The approach to affordable housing delivery should also be considered alongside the Council's adopted Local Plan and relevant Supplementary Planning Document, which outline the requirements for affordable housing on development proposals.

In addition to the affordable housing need outlined in the Affordable Housing Strategy, additional guiding information about the affordable need by area and property size is available here.


The Fareham Housing Regeneration Strategy

In March 2021 the Council adopted the Fareham Housing Regeneration Strategy . PDF (216 KB)This strategy provides information on the factors that the Council will consider when identifying and progressing regeneration and redevelopment opportunities for existing Council homes. Individual site specific appendices will be produced when projects are identified.

Identified sites:

Appendix A: Menin House, Privett Road, Fareham (Adopted March 2021)  . PDF (500 KB)

The Allocations Policy

Fareham Borough Council's current Allocations Policy PDF (379 KB) sets out how properties are allocated and the criteria for applying for the Council's Housing Register.

Social Housing Rents Policy

In order to bring legislation all together, continue the delivery of affordable housing and provide transparency on how the Council sets rent for its properties, the Housing Department has produced a Social Housing Rents Policy  . PDF (97 KB).


Homelessness and Housing Options Strategy

Our homelessness strategy PDF (695 KB) sets out our main priorities and actions to prevent homelessness in the Borough in partnership with a number of agencies.  This strategy was last reviewed in 2014 therefore we are currently carrying out a review of homelessness to determine our priorities for the next five years.  Using a range of evidence and feedback from service users and key partners, we will prepare a draft strategy for public consultation in Spring 2020.  Results from this consultation will shape our final proposals for the strategy which we hope to publish by Autumn 2020.

Tenancy Strategy

The Localism Act 2011 introduced a new legal requirement for all Local Housing Authorities in England to publish a Tenancy Strategy PDF (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.

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