Decision details

The Draft Peterborough Housing Strategy 2016 - 2021 - NOV16/CAB/65

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


That Cabinet approved the draft Housing Strategy for public consultation.


Reasons for the decision:

The stated lifespan of the existing Peterborough Housing Strategy was from 2011 to 2015. Plans to renew the Strategy were delayed to await the outcome of the Housing and Planning Act 2016. The major anticipated announcements has now been made by Government, so the timing to publish our own local housing strategy was very timely. 

Alternative options considered:

A ‘do nothing’ option (where no new Housing Strategy was developed and the existing Housing Strategy was not updated) was considered.  However such an approach would mean that Peterborough would have an out of date Strategy which did not reflect the significant changes to national housing and welfare policy and how we as a council plan to respond to them. A refresh of the Strategy was necessary to ensure that we have a fit for purpose Housing Strategy.

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Publication date: 07/11/2016

Date of decision: 07/11/2016

Effective from: 11/11/2016

Accompanying Documents:

  • It is not anticipated that there will be any documents other than the report and relevant appendices to be published.