Caerphilly Council seeks public views on affordable housing

Caerphilly County Borough Council is asking members of the public to give their views on its proposals to introduce a low-cost home ownership policy.
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Caerphilly County Borough Council is asking members of the public to give their views on its proposals to introduce a low-cost home ownership policy.

A recent local housing market assessment undertaken by the council demonstrated a high requirement throughout the county borough for a range of good quality, affordable homes, including social rented accommodation and low-cost home ownership.

In response, the council has revealed ambitious plans to develop mixed and sustainable communities where people want to live, and which promote health and wellbeing.  It plans to do this through the provision of a range of good quality, affordable homes, delivered through the planning system, in partnership with local housing associations and through its own innovative new build programme.

Low-cost home ownership aims to help those on lower incomes purchase their own home.  Members of the public are now being asked to give their views on a draft policy for low-cost home ownership in the county borough, including eligibility and priority. The new policy is being introduced to help meet the requirement for affordable home ownership identified throughout the county borough by providing assistance to those people on low incomes that aspire to home ownership but cannot afford to buy without financial assistance.

The council thus welcomes the views of residents and stakeholders through its new consultation, which will run for a 4-week period. The consultation opens to all online on Wednesday December 8, 2021, and closes on Wednesday January 5, 2022.  Respondents are advised that any responses received after the closing date may be disregarded. To take part in the survey visit the Caerphilly Council website.

Responses will be used to finalise the draft policy that the council’s Cabinet will then be asked to review and approve.

For more information, or if you are unable to complete the form online call 01443 863121 or email stratanddevelop@caerphilly.gov.uk.

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