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Consultation on the refreshed Housing Strategy

Help us make sure Southwark’s housing strategy is clear and comprehensive by giving us your views on the principles and commitments.

In 2015 Southwark Council agreed a housing strategy to 2043. The housing strategy covers all tenures. As it is now 2020 we have taken the decision to update the Housing Strategy to reflect changes in national policy and to reflect other agreed changes such as commitments in the Council Plan 2018-22.

This new strategy builds on the previous long term strategy, so the principles and commitments are broadly the same. However the principles have been refocused around our key values, affordability, quality, security and pride and responsibility. We have also included many new actions as we set out how we will deliver the strategy.

The housing strategy is based on comments on the previous strategy and comments raised through other consultations, including on the New Southwark Plan, Great Estates, and the intermediate rent housing list. But we want to take this opportunity to check with you whether you agree with the proposed principles and commitments, and to check whether you think anything is missing.

There is a two page summary of the housing strategy attached below which contains the revised overriding principles and commitments.

The full draft strategy and other related information is available online at https://www.southwark.gov.uk/housing/housing-strategy.

Why We Are Consulting

We want to make sure that the revised principles and commitments make sense and cover everything that they need to.

We have attached a two page summary of the housing strategy which contains the revised overriding principles and commitments, as well as a document explaining the changes point by point. This information is also included within the survey so it is easier to review.

Please take a look and let us know what you think.

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