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Housing Strategy and Research

Ashfield District Council is committed to improving housing and housing services. On this page will you find copies of strategies that help us plan improvements to our service, and help make Ashfield a better place to live. The team is responsible for responding to consultation on new housing policies from central government and drafting any new policies needed locally.

Strategic Housing Services

The Housing Strategy 2016 – 20 was approved in October 2016 following a consultation exercise and stakeholder event.  Appendix 2 of the Housing Strategy contains a 2 year Action Plan for Housing based on the 6 Priority Themes that will be delivered by the Council in conjunction with partner agencies. 

To view a full version of the Housing Strategy 2016 – 2020 click HERE 

To view the Housing Strategy Action Plan 2018-20 click HERE 


Strategic Tenancy Strategy
The Strategic Tenancy Strategy provides guidance that the Council encourages all social housing providers operating within the district to follow when they provide tenancies to applicants. Linked to this tenancy strategy is the Homefinder Lettings Policy that sets out the rules for letting social provider properties in the Ashfield and Mansfield districts.

Housing Research
One of our strategic housing responsibilities is to assess and plan for the housing needs of local people across all tenures, and to do this we carry out and commission research to inform our future plans and strategies. Some research we commission jointly with neighbouring authorities or county wide as this gives good value for money, and larger studies often can give us more confidence in the results. 

View Ashfield District Council's HECA Report HERE 

During 2018, we worked alongside Gedling, Rushcliffe and Broxtowe Borough Councils to commission a review of the housing options for young people, read the report here