Housing priorities set out for St Albans

Housing priorities set out for the district

Housing priorities set out for the district

First published in News

A new housing plan for St Albans, to meet the demand for affordable housing and vulnerable residents, has been drawn up.


The three year housing strategy has been introduced by St Albans District Council’s and outlines priorities including:

• making best use of existing stock in all tenures, including improving energy efficiency in homes and reducing fuel poverty;
• increasing the supply of affordable homes; and
• meeting the needs of people who require support.

The strategy has been put together following a consultation event with stakeholders in September. Discussions have also been held at the Tenants’ Forum and Older People’s Forum. Members of the Youth Council were also consulted on its contents.

It also sets out how the council is planning to meet various issues facing residents, which include the impact of welfare reform, the high costs of home ownership and accommodation in the private rented sector, and demand for affordable housing.

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8:07am Sat 22 Mar 14

lovffc says...

Please look at your policy's on overcrowding, we have a one bed cluster home, we are officially overcrowded sharing a one bedroom with our daughter who is 2 and still on band d, and seem to be getting no where on the bidding, she will be five at least before she gets her own room.
Please look at your policy's on overcrowding, we have a one bed cluster home, we are officially overcrowded sharing a one bedroom with our daughter who is 2 and still on band d, and seem to be getting no where on the bidding, she will be five at least before she gets her own room. lovffc
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7:12pm Sun 23 Mar 14

mr.taxpayer says...

Our son is three and we are still also band d with no prospect of getting moved. We asked the council about their transfer policy which is supposed to see 20% of ALL 2 bed property going to transfer only. St.albans council shouldbe ashamed of themselves for claiming overcrowding is no longer a reason to move. It is normally the ONLY reason people need to move. How is it legal to make people live in victorian conditions? Why are they not building more new houses for families which need them? Do they expect us all to just stop needing extra room??? Shame on them.
Our son is three and we are still also band d with no prospect of getting moved. We asked the council about their transfer policy which is supposed to see 20% of ALL 2 bed property going to transfer only. St.albans council shouldbe ashamed of themselves for claiming overcrowding is no longer a reason to move. It is normally the ONLY reason people need to move. How is it legal to make people live in victorian conditions? Why are they not building more new houses for families which need them? Do they expect us all to just stop needing extra room??? Shame on them. mr.taxpayer
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9:58am Tue 25 Mar 14

lovffc says...

It's crazy mr tax payer, I have started a fb page called too close for comfort for people in overcrowded housing, it helps to hear that others are in the same boat and give each other advice. I think all we can do is to keep on trying to get pushed up in the banding and get coverage in the media to raise awareness about this issue.
It's crazy mr tax payer, I have started a fb page called too close for comfort for people in overcrowded housing, it helps to hear that others are in the same boat and give each other advice. I think all we can do is to keep on trying to get pushed up in the banding and get coverage in the media to raise awareness about this issue. lovffc
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