Housing Strategies and Policies

Somerset Strategic Housing Framework

The Somerset Strategic Housing Framework 2018 - 2022 has a vision that seeks to achieve the following:
  • Strong and effective strategic Leadership
  • A local Economy that provides opportunity for all
  • Homes in Somerset that are good for your Health
  • A Society that supports the vulnerable
It is proposed that the Vision will be delivered by a range of supporting Priorities and Ambitions.
The Framework is now out for consultation.
To support the review of the Framework, each Somerset district and the County Council have produced Housing Market Profiles to highlight key issues, achievements, opportunities and challenges.

A very successful and well attended Strategic Housing Framework conference took place at Taunton Rugby Club on the 12 of July 2017, with over one hundred delegates attending.

A Goodchild – Hinkley Point C- Housing Impact
Colin McDonald – Housing Framework Review
Justin Gardner – Housing Projections
Keith House – How can councils help build 1 million homes?
Mark & Tracy – Health & Housing
Nick Horne – No future in the past
Sonia Furzland – Winter is Coming (Welfare reform)

Working from consultation responses on the Housing Market Profiles and the Workshop Summary, we now have the Draft Somerset Strategic Housing Framework and Consultation Questionnaire. The countywide consultation runs until 30 April 2018.
There are several ways you can tell us your views or seek further information. Please note that Mendip District Council are coordinating responses to this consultation on behalf of all Somerset district councils, the County Council and partner agencies.
You can complete an on-line consultation on www.mendip.gov.uk/somersethousingstrategy
Alternatively, email your comments to: enablingteam@mendip.gov.uk
For advice please telephone: 0300 303 8588