Housing Delivery Plan 2013 – 2016 & background evidence paper

The Fairer Housing Delivery Plan sets out how the Council and its partners will use the resources available to deliver new and affordable housing, bring back empty properties into use, provide specialist housing for those with care and support needs and prevent homelessness. In developing our housing delivery plan 2013 - 2016 we have built upon our Let's Talk public consultation events and research.  We have focussed on creating decent neighbourhoods; providing good quality housing and local facilities; and delivering services which meet the needs and aspirations of our residents.

The Housing Delivery Plan is backed by a robust background evidence paper. This background evidence paper and the delivery plan will be reviewed and refreshed on an annual basis to ensure programmes and actions remain relevant and deliverable.

Housing Delivery Plan (pdf, 746Kb)

Housing Delivery Plan Evidence Base (pdf, 6.8Mb)

Cabinet paper for Housing Delivery Plan (pdf, 289Kb)

Tenancy Strategy

This document outlines our pledge to tenants to defend social housing as a choice for single people and families. It sets out our opposition on the use and issue of flexible fixed term tenancies for general needs social housing by registered housing providers operating in the City.  Newcastle City Council takes the view that lifetime tenancies in general needs social housing is the preferred tenancy type and not flexible short fixed term tenancies as outlined by the Coalition Government.  We believe life time tenancies support both the tenant and the delivery of successful sustainable communities.

The development of this document complies with the requirements under Part 7, Chapter 2, Section 150 of the Localism Act 2011. This states that each local housing authority in England must prepare and publish a tenancy strategy that sets out the matters to which registered providers of social housing in its district are to have regard to when formulating policies relating to:

  • The kind of general needs tenancies they grant;
  • The circumstances in which they will grant a tenancy of a particular kind;
  • If they grant or support the use of flexible tenancies, the lengths of the terms and the circumstances in which they will issue a further tenancy on the coming to an end of an existing tenancy.

Tenancy Strategy (pdf, 3.1Mb)

Page last updated: 
5 February 2014
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