Housing strategy

The York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER) Housing Strategy (2015 to 2021) lays out plans for dealing with York's key housing issues within a regional housing strategy.

The strategy's vision includes:

  • enabling more new homes to be built
  • building housing of a quality, type and size which meets the needs of all communities
  • supporting economic growth

Our strategy also includes delivering housing priorities set out in the government's Local Growth Deals.

Our priorities for housing

Our strategy includes 9 housing priorities:

  • work with partners to increase the supply of good quality new housing across all tenures and locations
  • ensure our housing stock reflects the needs of urban, rural and coastal communities
  • ensure our housing stock meets the diverse needs of our population at all stages of their lives
  • ensure new homes are of good design and environmental quality regardless of tenure
  • continue to make the best use of our existing stock and ensure that it is of a decent quality
  • ensure all homes have a positive impact on health and wellbeing, and are affordable to run
  • continue to reduce homelessness
  • ensure housing is allocated fairly and on the basis of need
  • provide appropriate housing and support for those with specific housing needs

How our housing priorities were developed

Our strategy is based on strong evidence gathered from a range of surveys and consultations; it's the result of a collaboration between the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the Housing Board and our stakeholders.

For more information, contact our Housing Strategy and Development Team.

Also see

Housing Strategy and Development Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551550