Housing Strategic Documents
This page gives details of the Wealden’s strategies and policies.
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.
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.
The Homelessness Strategy 2018-23 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 and achievements on our Homelessness Strategy 2013-18.
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 .
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.
In partnership with East Sussex County Council, in 2008 Wealden District Council published an Older Persons Housing and Support Strategy.
This strategy sets out how to ensure that the housing revenue account housing and relates services can meet the needs of older people now and in the future. A summary version is also available .
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.
Below are the current Housing Policies for the Housing Service.
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.
This neighbourhood policy outlines the Housing Services approach to working to improve neighbourhoods in which we own and manage housing.
This policy details the Council’s approach to dealing with complaints of antisocial behaviour.
The Allocations Policy sets out in detail the Council’s approach relating to the allocation of social housing in Wealden.
The policy provides a framework setting out how the housing service will assist and support council tenants and retirement living leaseholders experiencing domestic abuse.
Tenancy Policy details the Council’s approach to offering and reviewing flexible fixed term tenancies and was reviewed in 2017.
This policy sets out the financial assistance that we provide to help households under-occupying their current property to move to a smaller one.
The Council are piloting a new scheme during 2020. The purpose of the Tenant Rewards Scheme is to two-fold. Firstly, to encourage and reward behaviours that the Council would like to promote e.g. tenant involvement, completing surveys etc. Secondly to deliver value for money for the HRA e.g. in terms of reduced void costs, improving access to enable gas servicing to be completed first time and to encourage payments by Direct Debit which has the lowest costs of processing.
The Succession Policy details who a tenancy can be passed to on the death of the tenant.
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.
The aim of this policy is to allow the consistent and fair enforcement of housing legislation to raise standards in the private housing sector.
This Satellite Dish Policy provides questions and answers relating to your satellite dish.
The Policy sets out the management approach providing, maintaining safe water systems and preventing infection from water systems within the Retirement Living Courts.
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
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.
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.