Housing Strategy: 2021-2026

All local authorities are required by Government to have a housing strategy. The purpose of a housing strategy is to:

  • Provide an overview of housing related issues in the area
  • Identify any mismatch between supply and demand
  • Identify issues regarding housing conditions
  • Set out the key objectives for the authority and its partners
  • Establish priorities for action and spending priorities
  • Provide an action plan and policy direction

The Council’s current Housing Strategy comes to an end this year, so we need to develop a new Housing Strategy to cover the next 5 years to 2026  

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Consultation summary

The new strategy seeks to highlight the key housing related challenges the Borough faces within the context of North Yorkshire in the light of Local Government Reorganisation. It will also highlight our key achievements in meeting these challenges and set out the future vision and priorities for action.

The strategy reflects the priorities as set out within the Corporate Plan for 2020-2023 based on “Building a Better Borough” and the headline objective of “Better Homes”: A good quality home for all.

It sets out a range of key objectives, which are:

  • The Provision of Quality Affordable Homes to meet local need
  • Improving the Private Rented Sector
  • Improving Energy Efficiency
  • Supporting our most vulnerable elderly and disabled residents to live independently and tackling fuel poverty
  • Preventing Homelessness and Tackling Rough Sleeping

Consultation details

When is the consultation taking place?

23 September 2021 to 5 November 2021

Which audience or groups are being consulted?






  • Registered Providers
  • NYCC and other Local Authorities
  • Homes England
  • LEP
  • North York Moors National Park
  • Other Housing partners and stakeholders
  • Parish and Town Councils
  • Members
  • Residents
  • Relevant internal services

How are we consulting?

  • Online comments via consultation

Area covered by the consultation?

  • Whole Borough 




John Burroughs


Housing Strategy and Development Officer, Housing Services
Scarborough Borough Council

Town Hall

St Nicholas Street


YO11 2HG


01723 383649




How will the results be used?

The results will be used to inform the outcome of the final strategy and action plan. A report on the consultation and the strategy will be taken to cabinet in January 2022 and full council in February 2022, where it is intended that the strategy will be formally adopted.

Outcomes of the Consultation

New Housing Strategy and Action Plan in place for 2021 to 2026.