About/download the Housing strategy
The Housing Strategy team looks at housing needs across the borough both now and in the future. The team uses data supplied by government, the census and from the housing register to assess these needs. The information is used closely with planning to see where housing of all types and tenures will be built. One of the biggest problems faced is finding suitable sites on which to build.
North Tyneside Council have produced a Housing Strategy ‘A Great Place to Live’ that sets out what we, together with our partners are doing between 2016- 2021 to improve the housing situation for our current and future residents.
Our vision is ‘to increase housing supply, choice and quality across North Tyneside; ensuring that housing contributes to thriving, safe and healthy communities’.
There are four strategic priorities:
1. More and Better Homes
2. Great Places to Live
3. Better Housing, Better Health and Wellbeing
4. Better Homes, More Independence
Enabling is the strategy team working with a range of partners in the public and private sector who may be able to help us provide homes. Most of these homes are likely to be built for various forms of home ownership allowing people to meet their aspirations. Others will be for rent in the social sector for those who cannot afford to buy in the open housing market.
Enabling is not only about building new properties. The team will work across housing tenures to find solutions to improve existing housing. We work with owners to bring their properties back into use and with private landlords to help them improve their management standards. We also look at converting unused or under used properties into smaller units so that we can provide more homes for people to live in. Where possible we will help to support the community to find their own solutions.