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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

The Homelessness Strategy 2018-23 (pdf) profiles homelessness in Wealden and details what the Council and it's partners intend to do to tackle the issues. You can also view the associated action plan (pdf) and achievements on our Homelessness Strategy 2013-18 (pdf).

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 and leaseholders sets out how we will work to help those who currently are or who might be at risk of financial exclusion (lack of access or unaffordable financial services and insurance) including digital exclusion. You can also view achievements on our previous Financial Inclusion Strategy (pdf). 

Tenant Involvement Strategy (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 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.

Housing Services Maintaining and Improving Neighbourhoods Policy (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 (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

HRA Business Plan (pdf)

This Business Plan sets out our priorities for spending the HRA budget and is supported by our annual HRA budget setting. The Plan sets out our four priorities which are to increase housing supply, make best use of our assets, maintain our homes and improve our estates and neighbourhoods.

There is also a summary version for tenants (pdf)

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.

Fencing Plan 2018 (pdf)

The aim of this Plan is to give a clear understanding of the obligations of both Wealden District Council and our tenants and leaseholders for the maintenance, repair and renewal of fencing and boundaries.

 

Contact the Housing Policy Team