1,000 council houses set to be built by 2022
The housing strategy for South Lanarkshire Council has been agreed, with one of the main priorities to deliver on the council’s commitment to build 1,000 new council homes.
The Local Housing Strategy 2017-2022 sets out nine outcomes which cover housing supply, quality and energy efficiency, supporting independent living, addressing and preventing homelessness and promoting sustainable places.
Josh Wilson, chairman of the housing and technical resources committee, said: “This strategy is absolutely vital to delivering the council’s housing priorities. It is aspirational, ambitious and puts a number of our administration’s commitments into action.
“It commits us to ensuring there is a clear focus on regeneration, to creating more successful and sustainable communities, to developing housing for older people which meets their needs, to reviewing the council’s programme of buying back into council ownership properties sold under Right to Buy and puts targets on increasing the number of accredited private landlords in South Lanarkshire.
“I am also pleased to reaffirm the council’s commitment to build 1,000 new homes by 2021/2022 – but that is not the limit of our ambitions.
“The level of housing need in South Lanarkshire and the service pressure which exists mean we need to continue to identify further opportunities to deliver affordable new homes.