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Housing and tenancy strategies

Housing strategy

With the help of independent specialists Palmer Housing Consultants Ltd and its partners Ridgeway Associates, we have started developing a new housing strategy.

  • Increasing the number of high quality homes
  • Maintaining and making better use of the council’s existing housing
  • Delivering excellent housing and housing support services for the most vulnerable people
  • Encouraging a quality, thriving private housing sector
  • Maximising numbers of new affordable homes
  • Addressing and resolving homelessness
  • Working with the private rented sector to improve housing opportunities and standards
  • Improving energy efficiency and ways to address fuel poverty
  • Providing housing for those who need it most


We are going to research and understand population characteristics, needs and predicted growth.  At the same time, housing providers will be speaking with representative groups of people living in Wiltshire to find out about their experiences in finding suitable housing/services and their future needs.

Work on this research started with an official project launch held at the Civic Centre, Trowbridge on Wednesday 8 July 2015 where Jonathan Seed, Cabinet Member for Housing, Leisure and Libraries and Maggie Rae, Corporate Director, set the scene and in the region of 60 stakeholder and other delegates contributed their views on the key topics.


We will post updates as the work progresses.  However, if you have any questions or comments you would like to raise please feel free to contact us:

Wiltshire Council
Iain Kirby
Head of Business Change, Performance and Governance
Adult Care Commissioning, Safeguarding and Housing
Email: iain.kirby@wiltshire.gov.uk
Tel: 07827 895956

Palmer Housing
Pat Palmer
Email: ppalmer@palmerhousing.co.uk
Tel: 01752 698792 / 07894 226401


Tenancy strategy

The 2011 Localism Act introduced a programme of reform which makes changes to the way people access social housing, the types of tenancies that are provided and the way the homelessness duty is discharged.

All local authorities had a duty under the Act to produce a Strategic Tenancy Policy setting out the framework for the future delivery of new affordable homes, as well as the broad objectives to be taken into consideration by housing providers when developing their own individual tenancy policies.

This policy has been developed through wide consultation with stakeholders, tenants, officers and members to ensure that social housing across Wiltshire is used as effectively as possible and that it provides homes for Wiltshire's residents in housing need, who are unable to secure a home in the private sector.

Wiltshire's Strategic tenancy policy was approved by Cabinet on 30 January 2013

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Last updated: 14 September 2016 | Last reviewed: 14 September 2016