Local Housing Strategy
The Local Housing Strategy (LHS) is one of the key planning documents produced by the Council. It is being developed in tandem with the Local Development Plan and jointly with partner agencies in the Strategic Housing Forum.
A core document for the Local Housing Strategy and the Local Development Plan is the Housing Need and Demand Assessment (HNDA). The Council’s HNDA was submitted to the Centre for Housing Market Analysis (part of Scottish Government) and was approved as 'robust and credible’ in July 2011. Information about more localised local housing needs is provided in the 29 LHS Area Profiles. (low res option with no maps)
Consultation on the LHS
In 2010 and 2011, the Council undertook preliminary consultation on the LHS with partner agencies, voluntary organisations, community groups and individuals. The focus of the consultation was the LHS Housing Issues Report which provided facts and figures and raised awareness of key housing issues in the Stirling Council area. A report on the Consultation is available.
Local Housing Strategy approved by the Council
Stirling's Local Housing Strategy 2012 was approved by the Council on 13 December 2012. The finalised LHS includes a detailed performance framework of outcomes, actions and performance indicators. A copy of the finalised LHS is available here.
For each of the five Sections of the LHS, there is a more detailed Consultation Report which is also available to download:
- The Need & Demand for Housing
- House Condition, Energy Efficiency & Fuel Poverty
- Viable & Sustainable Communities
- Particular Housing Needs
A copy of the LHS Equalities Impact Assessment is available here
If you would like to discuss issues that are raised or would like a hard copy of any of these reports, please feel free to get in touch – you can find the LHS Team’s contact details below.
Write to: LHS Team, Housing Services, Room 124, Viewforth, Stirling FK8 2ET
Phone 01786 442884 or email.