Enabling Affordable Housing
Part of the Strategic Housing role at Bromsgrove District
Council is to help enable the supply of affordable housing for
residents of the district.
Affordable Housing is provided to help those people who would
otherwise be unable to buy or rent housing on the open market.
As the council no longer has a housing stock of its own, it now
works in partnership with local housing associations to enable the
development of new affordable housing sites.
To make this process easier, the Council have selected certain
housing associations to work with as their preferred partners.
The process of selecting preferred partners was started in
March 2007 where local housing associations were asked to submit an
application detailing the way in which their organisation could
work in partnership with Bromsgrove District Council.
Those selected are expected to work with the Council to help
deliver the following
- Supporting the actions in the Housing Strategy "Unlocking the
Door to Meeting Housing Needs in Bromsgrove District" 2006-2011 and
the regional and sub regional housing strategies.
- Addressing strategic actions and targets by increasing
investment in affordable housing through new build, regeneration,
remodelling and improvement to the quality of existing
- Offering increased choice to those in the housing market,
including social rented, intermediate, shared ownership, key worker
and other housing products if relevant.
- Creating sustainable communities with excellent services for
- Assisting the ongoing development of a shared understanding of
local and sub-regional housing markets and needs and an ability to
respond quickly to changing housing conditions, national/regional
requirements and emerging opportunities.
- Maximising effective use of resources - stock, land and other
- and continually improving service standards and
The agreement with the selected partners is subject to review in
August 2012 where the Council will consider the effectiveness of
this arrangement. For further information about the process
of becoming a preferred partner, please contact the strategic
housing team on firstname.lastname@example.org
or 01527 881288
Bromsgrove District Housing Trust and West Mercia Housing
Viridian (Servite) Houses and Bromford Housing Group