Residents are urged to have their say to shape future plans for homes in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Residents are invited to share their views about how housing is delivered across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole for the future.

The council must produce a strategy that looks at the delivery of housing services for next five years. A draft BCP Homes Housing Strategy has been produced with an overarching vision of: ‘To provide a safe, secure and sustainable home where it is needed and thereby enabling people the opportunity to live well’.

A public consultation is now open for residents to share their views on key issues such as, future housing growth, ways in which the council can prevent homelessness and rough sleeping, improving housing options for all, creating vibrant communities in which residents wish to live in and safety and sustainability across all neighbourhoods.

The consultation shows the council’s commitment to local communities in addressing the many varied and complex housing issues in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole areas and sets out proposed priorities and plans as to how these can be met. Views are sought on whether the council has identified the right priorities and the consultation gives the opportunity to provide further comments on this important area.

Councillor Robert Lawton, Portfolio Holder for Homes said:

“I would encourage local people to have a say on how we best provide safe, secure and sustainable homes as this is about their communities and how we ensure our plans benefit and improve quality of life for all. The strategy supports the council’s priorities to provide vibrant communities with a firm commitment for sustainability, investment and wellbeing for our local people. All feedback from the consultation will be essential in helping to shape the final strategy.”

The consultation runs until 21 May 2021. To find out more information and to feedback, visit: https://haveyoursay.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/bcphomesconsultation

Following consultation, a final strategy will be recommended for approval at the Council’s Cabinet meeting in June.