Approval for seven new housing developments was agreed by Stroud District Council’s Housing Committee this week, this follows a decision earlier in the year to allocate £11.5 for to continue the Council’s investment in new council house building programme which will provide 74 rented and 10 shared ownership homes.
239 homes have been completed since 2012 including Tanners Piece Nailsworth, a development of flats for older tenants is due to be handed over to the Council this month. There is currently only one scheme in development at Southbank Woodchester, which is now due to complete in July 2020.
Active development of a ‘pipline programme’ which in addition to considering council owned sites will include the purchase of new land with the Cooperative Alliance Administration having agreed to allocate £3million towards land purchase in this year’s budget. The purchase of new sites will become increasingly important in the future as develop-able land in the Council’s ownership is now very limited.
“Overall new affordable housing (from both council and housing associations and other affordable housing providers) has ranged from 101 homes to 139 over the last few years. Compared to many councils across the South West this is brilliant performance but aspiring to meet the housing crisis we need to set ambitious targets for the future. ”
Said Councillor Chas Townley, (Labour, Stroud Uplands Ward) Chair of the Housing committee commenting on the welcome news. Links to the Reports considered by the Council can be found below:-
Appendix A – Maps of sites
Appendix B – Programme Milestones and Dwelling Mix
Appendix C – Onsite Section 106 Affordable Homes Provision
Appendix D – Section 106 commitments agreed but not yet started on site