Following consultation with residents, cabinet members approved our Housing Strategy for 2024-2028. Developed in consultation with stakeholders and in partnership with Berneslai Homes, the strategy sets out the Council's priorities for housing in Barnsley over the next four years.
The new strategy acknowledges the key issues affecting housing in Barnsley and the impact they have on residents. It outlines how the Council plans to address these issues through collaboration and partnership working, while also aligning with other key strategies and plans.
Cllr Robin Franklin, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: "We are committed to providing quality, affordable, inclusive, and sustainable housing that suits the needs and lifestyles of our residents.
“Living in a warm, safe home is essential for staying healthy and well, and this is something that every resident in Barnsley should have access to.”
“Our revised Housing Strategy sets out our current strategic priorities and will guide our collective efforts over the next four years."
Consulting with residents allowed us to update and strengthen the strategy, helping us to better align our work with our key partners and provide a more inclusive housing strategy for the borough.
The strategy focuses on four key pillars of success: maximising existing borough housing, supporting strong and resilient communities, supporting people to live healthy, independent lives, and enabling sustainable housing growth to meet need. These pillars will guide the Council's efforts to increase housing supply, provide a range of quality homes, ensure new affordable housing, and support residents to live healthy, independent lives.
The Council is committed to working with its partners to deliver on the priorities set out in the Housing Strategy and to continue to improve the lives of residents in Barnsley. Find out more information about our Housing Strategy 2024-2028.