Decision details

Draft Housing Strategy – JAN24/CAB/74

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval of draft Housing Strategy to commence public consultation


Cabinet approved the DRAFT Housing Strategy 2024 to 2029, for consultation.


The purpose of this report is to provide Cabinet with an overview of the draft Housing Strategy 2024-29 and to seek approval for the document to begin a 6-week period of public consultation. On adoption, the Peterborough Housing Strategy will be a major policy for the Council. The draft sets out the Council’s priorities and commitments for the period 2024-2029 for a broad range of housing matters. The draft Housing Strategy will be widely consulted on to ensure that all stakeholders and partners have an opportunity to influence the final report.

A ‘do nothing’ option (where no new Housing Strategy is developed, and the existing Housing Strategy is 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 However, such an approach would mean that Peterborough would have an out-of-date Strategy which did not reflect the significant changes to national housing and welfare policy and how we as a council plan to respond to them.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


The reason for the decision is that the existing Housing Strategy has now lapsed.

Publication date: 15/01/2024

Date of decision: 15/01/2024

Effective from: 19/01/2024

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