Housing strategy

Plans for dealing with York's key housing issues have been drawn up in a regional housing strategy called the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER) Housing Strategy (2015 to 2021).

The vision for this strategy is to enable more new homes and for all housing to be of a quality, type and size which meets the needs of our urban, rural and coastal communities, and supports economic growth.

Priorities for housing

Our overarching aim is to support and enable economic growth, deliver the housing priorities set out in the government's Growth Deals and meet the diverse housing needs and aspirations of our local economies and communities.

The strategy includes 9 housing priorities. These are to:

  • work with partners to increase the supply of good quality new housing across all tenures and locations
  • ensure that our housing stock reflects the needs of urban, rural and coastal communities
  • ensure that 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, via policy guidance and negotiation
  • continue to make the best use of our existing stock and ensure that it is of a decent quality to meet the needs of our communities
  • ensure all homes have a positive impact on health and well being 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 these priorities were developed

Our strategy is based on strong evidence gathered from a range of surveys and consultations.

It is the result of a collaboration between the Housing Board, the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and our stakeholders.

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

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