Housing Consultations

We feel it’s important that you have a chance to have your say about the policies that affect you and we are committed to making consultation a key part of the way in which we plan and deliver our services. This is achieved by carrying out consultations and surveys with tenants, leaseholders, housing applicants and a wide range of other stakeholders in order for us to help improve our services.

Our Consultation Diary will let you find out more about consultations that Wealden is planning or which you are able to have your say on now. It also stores completed consultations from 2009 onwards, so that you can see the results and what suggested improvements we have been able to introduce.

Keep up to date with the latest Housing consultations and Surveys, or view the results from those completed through our Consultation Diary.

Consultations

Housing Services Maintaining and Improving Neighbourhoods Policy

The Housing Service is consulting until 2nd November 2020 on its Draft Maintaining and Improving Neighbourhoods Policy. The purpose of this policy is to outline Housing Services approach to working to improve neighbourhoods in which we own and manage housing.

This policy is concerned with the effective management of the external areas around Wealden District Council’s homes and shared communal areas to ensure that our neighbourhoods are safe, attractive and well maintained places to live.

Please read the Draft Maintaining and Improving Neighbourhoods Policy 2020 and then spend 5-10 minutes completing the accompanying survey.

The results of the survey will be used to shape the final version of the policy before it is adopted by the Council in December 2020.

We will feedback through the Cabinet Report and our monthly e-update on how the feedback has been used to shape the final document. If you are a tenant or leaseholder and don’t currently receive the monthly e-update please ensure we have your correct email address by contacting us.

Draft Homelessness and Rough Sleepers Strategy 2020-23

The Housing Service is consulting until 11 November on a revised Homelessness and Rough Sleepers Strategy. The Strategy has been amended to include a greater focus on rough sleeping. The revised version also includes as an appendix a Temporary Accommodation Policy. There have some other minor amendments to update the strategy. 

Please read through the Draft Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-2023 and the Temporary Accommodation Policy and then spend a few minutes completing the accompanying survey.

The results of the survey will be used to shape the final version of the policy before it is adopted by the Council in December 2020.

Draft Service Charges Policy

This policy sets out what additional services will be provided by the Housing Service in addition to accommodation. These services are charged in addition to the rent/ground rent and are known as service charges. The cost of these additional services is recoverable from those receiving the services and the policy sets out how these charges will be calculated.

The policy is intended for council tenants and also retirement living and Right to Buy leaseholders.   

We are consulting on it until 19 November 2020.

Please read through our 5 year Draft Service Charges Policy 2020 and then spend a few minutes completing the accompanying survey

The results of the survey will be used to shape the final version of the policy before it is adopted by the Council in February 2021.