Wealden District Council

Housing Strategies, Policies & Plans

Housing Strategic Documents

This page gives details of the Wealden's strategies and policies.

Wealden District Council Tenancy Strategy (pdf)

The Localism Act 2011 required Local Authorities to produce and publish a tenancy strategy by January 2013. The Strategy must set out the matters to which the registered providers of social housing operating in the district are to have regard to in formulating policies. Wealdens first Tenancy Strategy was approved in December 2012 and then more recently updated in 2017.

Housing Strategy (pdf)

The Housing Strategy sets out Wealden District Council's housing objectives and looks at how the Council and its partners are working to deliver these.

Homelessness Strategy (pdf)

The strategy profiles homelessness in Wealden and details what the Council and it's partners intend to do to tackle the issues.

Homelessness Review (pdf))

This review carried out during 2016-17 underpins our Draft Homelessness Strategy which is currently out for consultation until the end of March 2018 and which will then go to Cabinet for approval in May 2018.

Financial Inclusion Strategy (pdf)

The strategy for Council tenants sets out how we will work to help council tenants who currently are or who might be at risk of financial exclusion (lack of access or unaffordable financial services and insurance).

Tenant Involvement Strategy 2017-2020 (pdf)

The strategy establishes a framework for enabling Wealden District Council's tenant and leaseholders to be consulted and effectively participate in the decision making process which affects them and the management of their homes.

Older Persons Housing and Support Strategy (pdf)

In partnership with East Sussex County Council, in 2008 Wealden District Council published an Older Persons Housing and Support Strategy.

Affordable Warmth Strategy (pdf) 

The Affordable Warmth Strategy provides the context for Wealden's work on Home Energy Efficiency and our commitment to improving energy efficiency in the District.

Housing Asset Management Plan (pdf)

The purpose of this document is to set out the Plan to be adopted by the Housing and Property Services Department to ensure that all Wealden District Council housing and housing related assets are managed and maintained.

Housing Policies

Below are the current Housing Policies for the Housing Service.

Housing Services Health and Safety Policy (pdf)

The purpose of this document is to clearly communicate standards of health and safety management throughout our housing stock, for our tenants, staff and contractors.

WDC Housing Services Maintaining and Improving Neighbourhoods Policy 2017 (pdf)

This neighbourhood policy outlines the Housing Services approach to working to improve neighbourhoods in which we own and manage housing.

Anti Social Behaviour Policy (pdf)

This policy details the Council's approach to dealing with complaints of antisocial behaviour.

Allocations Policy (pdf)

The Allocations Policy sets out in detail the Council's approach relating to the allocation of social housing in Wealden.

Tenancy Policy (pdf)

Tenancy Policy details the Council's approach to offering and reviewing flexible fixed term tenancies and was reviewed in 2017.

Tenant Incentive Scheme 2014 (pdf)

This policy sets out the financial assistance that we provide to help households under-occupying their current property to move to a smaller one.

Succession Policy (pdf)

The Succession Policy details who a tenancy can be passed to on the death of the tenant.

Private Housing Financial Assistance Policy (pdf)

This policy sets out the financial assistance available in the form of grants or loans towards help improving, repairs and adaptations of the private housing stock in the Wealden area. 

Private Housing Enforcement Policy (pdf)

The aim of this policy is to allow the consistent and fair enforcement of housing legislation to raise standards in the private housing sector.

Satellite Dish Policy (pdf) 

This Satellite Dish Policy provides questions and answers relating to your satellite dish.

Housing Plans

Asset Management Plan 2017 (pdf)

The Housing and Property Services Department have developed and maintained this Plan for its housing stock. The latest version is effective to 2024 with an interim review.

Contact the Housing Policy Team