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					                  Cheshire
 Action Plan:   Sub-Regional
                  Housing
Cheshire East     Strategy
                 2009 - 2012
   Cheshire Sub-Regional                                                                                                Page                       Action Plan:
     Housing Strategy                                                                                                    2                          Cheshire
       2009 - 2012                                                                                                                                     East
Ref     Policy/Action               Baseline         Target                        Lead Agency      Resources        Timescale        Other Partners   Objective/Outcome
PRIORITY ONE: To increase the supply of affordable housing to support economic growth & development
1.1     To increase the overall   LAA baseline:      Minimum 360 units per         See individual   See individual   See individual   See individual   To secure the
        supply of affordable      130 units          year                          actions below    actions below    actions below    actions below    provision of more
        housing in the sub-region                                                                                                                      affordable housing
                                                                                                                                                       to meet local needs
                                                                                                                                                       and to encourage
                                                                                                                                                       balanced, sustainable
                                                                                                                                                       housing markets and
                                                                                                                                                       communities
1.1 a   Increase the provision      Current NAHP     30 per cent increase on       RSLs             NAHP funding     March 2012       CHA, Unitary     Recognition of the
        of affordable housing       allocation       current funding                                                                  Authority        North West’s housing
        through Housing             (2008/ 2011):                                                                                                      needs, leading to
        Corporation NAHP            £17,593,747                                                                                                        additional funding to
        funding                                                                                                                                        increase the supply of
                                                                                                                                                       affordable housing in
                                                                                                                                                       the sub-region
1.1 b   Effective use of planning   HSSA 2006/       10 per cent increase from     Unitary          No resource      March 2012       CHA, RSLs,       As above
        policy to secure            2007: 85 units   current provision             Authority        implications                      developers
        additional affordable
        housing without
        the need for public
        funding (through s106
        agreements)
1.1 c   Develop a uniform         No uniformity      Uniform approach agreed       Unitary          No resource      March 2010       CHA, RSLs,       To ensure a
        approach to s106                             and in place as part of LDF   Authority        implications                      developers       transparent and
        agreements and                               process                                                                                           consistent approach
        affordable housing policy                                                                                                                      and to speed up
        in each unitary authority                    Uniform nominations/                                                                              the creation of s106
        area                                         cascade agreement in                                                                              agreements
                                                     place
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    Housing Strategy                                                                                                    3                         Cheshire
      2009 - 2012                                                                                                                                    East
Ref     Policy/Action               Baseline              Target                         Lead Agency   Resources      Timescale    Other Partners   Objective/Outcome
1.1 d   Seek additional sources     Assisted Purchase   Investigate viability of         CHA           No resource    March 2012   RSLs,            To increase the
        of funding for affordable   Scheme in Congleton extending the Assisted                         implications                developers,      supply of affordable
        housing and develop                             Purchase Scheme across                                                     Unitary          housing to meet
        innovative ways of                              the sub-region                                                             Authority        proven local need
        delivering affordable                                                                                                                       and to encourage
        housing                                           Investigate other sources of                                                              balanced, sustainable
                                                          funding, such as the North                                                                housing markets and
                                                          West Development Agency,                                                                  communities
                                                          English Partnerships/
                                                          Homes and Communities
                                                          Agency, Joint Venture
                                                          Companies, Community
                                                          Land Trusts and local
                                                          community funds

                                                          Investigate further
                                                          opportunities offered
                                                          through the PFI initiative

                                                          Encourage RSLs to take up
                                                          the opportunity provided
                                                          by the Regular Market
                                                          Engagement process

1.1 e   Develop appropriate         Rural housing need    At least 6 rural housing       Unitary       Capital        March 2012   RSLs,            As above
        affordable rural housing    surveys in progress   need surveys completed         Authority     funding                     developers,
                                                                                                                                   CHA
                                    HSSA 2006/ 2007
                                    (AH in settlements    25 affordable rural homes
                                    of less than 3000     completed; subject to                        NAHP
                                    population –          funding                                      funding
                                    does not include
                                    intermediate
                                    tenures): 22 units
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    Housing Strategy                                                                                                  4                      Cheshire
      2009 - 2012                                                                                                                               East
Ref     Policy/Action             Baseline         Target                            Lead Agency   Resources       Timescale    Other Partners   Objective/Outcome
1.2     Make better use of         No uniformity   Uniform policy agreed and         CHA           Explore use     March 2012   RSLs,            Ensure maximum
        existing housing stock for of approach     in use for ensuring any units                   of public                    developers,      use of existing stock,
        affordable housing                         secured through this process                    funding                      Unitary          including bringing
                                                   remain affordable long-term                                                  Authority        empty homes and
                                                                                                                                                 other appropriate
                                                                                                                                                 buildings back into
                                                                                                                                                 use for affordable
                                                                                                                                                 housing wherever
                                                                                                                                                 possible and ensuring
                                                                                                                                                 that these homes
                                                                                                                                                 continue to be
                                                                                                                                                 affordable for future
                                                                                                                                                 generations
1.2 a   Secure additional         Sites and        Pro-actively identify surplus    Unitary        Investigate     March 2012   CHA, RSLs        To increase the
        land/ buildings to use    derelict         land and buildings suitable      Authority      use of public                                 supply of affordable
        for affordable housing    buildings        for affordable housing                          funding for                                   housing to meet
        development and make      identified       development:                                    acquiring                                     proven local need
        better use of publicly-   as part of       •	 Investigate use of HCA/                      sites not                                     and to encourage
        owned land                LDF process           English Partnerships’                      in public                                     balanced, sustainable
                                  through               National Land Use                          ownership                                     housing markets and
                                  Strategic             Database to identify                                                                     communities
                                  Housing Land          surplus land
                                  Availability     •	 Target organisations with
                                  Assessments/          large land-holdings to
                                  urban capacity        release it for affordable
                                  studies               housing development
                                                   •	 Identify unused public
                                                        sector land
                                                   •	 Agree uniform criteria for
                                                        release of surplus land in
                                                        Unitary Authority ownership

                                                   Develop an affordable housing
                                                   delivery programme for sites
                                                   identified through this process
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    Housing Strategy                                                                                           5                       Cheshire
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Ref     Policy/Action              Baseline        Target                     Lead Agency   Resources      Timescale     Other Partners   Objective/Outcome
1.3     Work towards achieving   Housing           Set of common indicators  CHA            Existing       March 2010    Unitary          Ensure an appropriate
        a more balanced housing market             for monitoring housing                   resources                    Authority,       balance between the
        market in the sub-region imbalance         market performance agreed                                             RSLs,            supply of affordable
                                                                                                                         developers       housing for rent and
                                                   Collection/ reporting                                   March 2011                     for sale
                                                   framework agreed and in
                                                   use                                                                                    Ensure that new
                                                                                                                                          developments meet
                                                   Achieve a better balance                                March 2012                     established local
                                                   between housing supply                                                                 needs
                                                   and demand across the
                                                   sub-region

1.3 a   Complete Strategic         Surveys in      Strategic Housing Market   CHA           Capital funding March 2009   Unitary         To ensure the delivery
        Housing Market             progress        Assessments and Housing                                               Authority, RSLs of a balanced housing
        Assessments and                            Needs Surveys completed                                                               offer that meets
        Housing Needs Surveys                                                                                                            established needs in
        across the sub-region                                                                                                            the sub-region
PRIORITY TWO: To make best use of the sub-region’s existing housing stock
2.1     Increase the number        Current         90 per cent decency        Unitary       Capital funding March 2012   RSLs, CHA,       To increase the
        of homes in the social     performance     achieved by 2010           Authority                                  residents        number of decent
        housing sector achieving                                                                                                          homes in Cheshire
        the Decent Homes                           95 per cent decency                                                                    East
        Standard (DHS)                             achieved by 2012

2.1 a   Harmonise social           No uniformity   Implement a common         Unitary       Capital funding March 2012   RSLs, CHA        As above
        housing stock condition                    stock condition survey     Authority
        surveys                                    programme for the social
                                                   housing sector
2.1 b   Achieve DHS for all RSL-   Current         95 per cent decency        Unitary       Capital funding March 2010   RSLs, HIA, CHA, As above
        owned homes (including     performance     achieved by 2010           Authority                                  residents
        LSVTs)
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    Housing Strategy                                                                                              6                      Cheshire
      2009 - 2012                                                                                                                           East
Ref     Policy/Action            Baseline          Target                               Lead Agency Resources   Timescale    Other Partners    Objective/Outcome
2.2     number of homes in the   Current           70 per cent decency achieved by      Unitary     Capital     March 2012   RSLs, HIA,        As above
        private housing sector   performance       2010                                 Authority   funding                  CHA, private
        achieving the Decent                                                                                                 landlords and
        Homes Standard                             75 per cent decency achieved per                                          residents
                                                   cent by 2015

2.2 a Harmonise private          No uniformity     Implement a common stock             Unitary     Capital     March 2012   As above          As above
      housing stock condition                      condition survey programme for       Authority   funding
      surveys                                      the private housing sector
2.2 b Ensure compliance with     Common HMO        Harmonised licensing scheme for      Unitary     Capital     March 2010   As above          To comply with
      legislative requirements   database          HMOs                                 Authority   funding                                    statutory duties
      for Houses in Multiple     established                                                                                                   relating to the Housing
      Occupation (HMOs)                            100 per cent of known HMOs                                                                  Act 2004
                                                   requiring a license licensed

2.2 c   Establish a multi-       Accreditation     Work with Manchester                 Unitary     Existing    March 2010   Manchester        To provide safe
        disciplinary team to     Scheme            Metropolitan University and          Authority   resources                Metropolitan      accommodation for
        provide a co-ordinated   for student       other key stakeholders to                                                 University        young people coming
        approach to student      accommodation     identify student accommodation,                                           & other           to the sub-region to
        accommodation in the     in association    particularly licensable HMOs                                              educational       study
        sub-region               with Manchester                                                                             facilities,
                                 Metropolitan      Investigate viability of extending                                        private
                                 University        the existing accreditation scheme                                         landlords,
                                                   across the sub-region                                                     RSLs, CHA,
                                                                                                                             students and
                                                   Ensure the emerging LDF includes                                          other residents
                                                   appropriate policies for student
                                                   accommodation

2.2 d Use enforcement powers     No uniformity of Uniform enforcement protocol          Unitary     Capital     April 2009   As above          To protect private
      where necessary to         approach         established                           Authority   funding                                    tenants from
      ensure private rented                                                                                                                    exploitation, improve
      and owner occupied                           100 per cent of privately owned/                                                            poor housing and
      properties reach an                          rented properties known to                                                                  make safe any hazards
      acceptable standard                          require intervention improved
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Ref     Policy/Action              Baseline        Target                               Lead Agency Resources         Timescale Other Partners      Objective/Outcome
2.2 e Increase the number of       Database        Common database established          Unitary     Grant funding     March       ESTac, EPP,       To reduce carbon
      households within the        of schemes                                           Authority   via ESTac and     2010        Utilities         emissions and
      Cheshire East area taking    available and   Promote the take-up of subsidised                EPP                           Suppliers,        fuel poverty in the
      advantage of energy          of qualifying   energy efficiency schemes targeted                                             CHA, RSLs, HIA,   Cheshire East area
      efficiency schemes           households      at homes in the private sector                   Private funding               private sector
                                                                                                    from Utilities                landlords and     To provide advice
                                                   Promote the take-up of subsidised                Suppliers                     residents         to all households
                                                   energy efficiency and affordable                                                                 on issues of energy
                                                   warmth schemes among elderly                     Capital funding                                 efficiency and
                                                   and vulnerable households                                                                        affordable warmth

                                   NI 186,         8.68 tonnes 2008/2009
                                   per capita
                                   reduction of    8.53 tonnes 2009/ 2010
                                   carbon dioxide
                                   emissions:      8.40 tonnes 2010/ 2011
                                   8.8 tonnes per
                                   capita baseline

2.2 f   Encourage homeowners       As above        Uniform approach to incentive        Unitary     Capital funding April 2009 RSLs, HIA,           To increase the
        and private landlords                      schemes established                  Authority                              Social               number of decent
        to invest in maintaining                                                                    Grant funding              Services,            homes in Cheshire
        their homes                                100 per cent budget allocation                                              Primary Care         East
                                                   taken up each year                                                          Trust, private
                                                                                                                               landlords,
                                                                                                                               homeowners
2.2 g To refine accreditation      No uniformity   Pro-actively identify brownfield     Unitary     LDF funding       LDF         CHA, RSLs,        To maximise the
      schemes and incentives       of approach     land suitable for new housing        Authority                     timetable   Private           supply of housing
      to join such schemes for                     development (as per action 1.2a)                                               Landlords and     in Cheshire East,
      private landlords                                                                                                           owners            particularly affordable
                                                                                                                                                    housing

                                                                                                                                                    To increase the choice
                                                                                                                                                    and availability of
                                                                                                                                                    housing
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    Housing Strategy                                                                                                      8                      Cheshire
      2009 - 2012                                                                                                                                   East
Ref     Policy/Action               Baseline               Target                        Lead Agency Resources           Timescale   Other Partners   Objective/Outcome
2.3     Maximise the supply of      Sites and derelict     Pro-actively identify        Unitary      LDF funding         LDF         CHA, RSLs,       To maximise the
        housing                     buildings identified   brownfield land suitable for Authority                        timetable   Private          supply of housing
                                    as part of LDF         new housing development                                                   Landlords and    in Cheshire East,
                                    process through        (as per action 1.2a)                                                      owners           particularly affordable
                                    Strategic Housing                                                                                                 housing
                                    Land Availability
                                    Assessments/ urban                                                                                                To increase the choice
                                    capacity studies                                                                                                  and availability of
                                                                                                                                                      housing

2.3 a   Bring empty private         HSSA 2006/ 2007:       30 units brought back into    Unitary     Capital funding     March       RSLs, private    As above
        sector homes back into      2727 long-term         use                           Authority                       2012        landlords,
        use                         empty properties                                                 Investigate use                 homeowners
                                                                                                     of public funding

                                                                                                     Investigate use
                                                                                                     of s.106 funding

2.3 b   Re-use brownfield land,     Annual Monitoring      At least 60 per cent of new   Unitary     Capital funding     March       RSLs, private    As above
        neglected and derelict      Reports 2007/          residential development       Authority                       2012        landlords,
        buildings in appropriate    2008:                  on brownfield land and via                Investigate use                 homeowners
        locations for new housing   Congleton: 88%         conversions of vacant non-                of public funding
        development                 Crewe & Nantwich:      residential buildings
                                    56%                                                              Investigate use
                                    Macclesfield: 88%      Sites identified as part                  of s.106 funding
                                    Cheshire East          of LDF process through
                                    overall: 69%           Strategic Housing Land
                                                           Availability Assessments/
                                                           urban capacity studies
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    Housing Strategy                                                                                              9                        Cheshire
      2009 - 2012                                                                                                                             East
Ref     Policy/Action              Baseline             Target                      Lead Agency   Resources       Timescale   Other Partners   Objective/Outcome
PRIORITY THREE: To meet the housing and accommodation-related support needs of the sub-region’s most vulnerable residents
3.1     Deliver the                Cheshire GTAA        At least 27 pitches provided Unitary      Capital funding March       CHA, RSLs,       To ensure the
        recommendations of the     Current provision:   for Gypsies and Travellers   Authority                    2011        Primary Care     development of
        Cheshire Partnership       •	 101 pitches for                                             CLG grant                   Trust, Social    appropriate site
        Area Gypsy and Traveller       Gypsies and      4 pitches provided for                                                Services         provision and related
        Accommodation and              Travellers       Travelling Showpeople in                                                               services for Gypsies,
        Related Services           •	 No provision      appropriate locations                                                                  Travellers and
        Assessment through             for Travelling                                                                                          Travelling Showpeople
        partnership working            Showpeople

3.2     Ensure the development     No uniformity of     Completion of diversity     CHA           CHA             March       Unitary         To ensure the widest
        of appropriate housing     approach             research project                                          2010        authority, RSLs possible choice of
        and services that                                                                                                                     suitable housing, care
        meet the needs of the                           Develop programme                                         March                       and support options
        sub-region’s diverse                            for delivery of project                                   2011                        for BME households
        communities                                     recommendations                                                                       and individuals

                                                                                                                                               To improve access
                                                                                                                                               to housing for BME
                                                                                                                                               households and
                                                                                                                                               individuals

3.2 a   Develop a common           No uniformity        Common lettings policy in   Unitary       No resource     May 2009    RSLs, CHA        To ensure access to
        allocations policy                              place                       Authority     implications                                 housing for the most
                                                                                                                                               vulnerable members
                                                        Develop Choice Based                                                                   of society and those
                                                        Lettings implementation                                                                most in need
                                                        plan

3.3     Deliver the objectives     Review completed     Recommendations             Unitary       As per Sub-     As per      CHA, RSLs,       To ensure homeless
        of the Sub-Regional                             implemented                 Authority     Regional        Sub-        Primary Care     people have the
        Homelessness Strategy                                                                     Homelessness    Regional    Trust, Social    widest possible choice
        through partnership                                                                       Strategy        Homeless-   Services,        of suitable housing,
        working                                                                                                   ness        Probation        care and support
                                                                                                                  Strategy                     options
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    Housing Strategy                                                                                                 10                     Cheshire
      2009 - 2012                                                                                                                              East
Ref     Policy/Action              Baseline            Target                           Lead Agency   Resources    Timescale    Other Partners Objective/Outcome
3.4     Deliver the objectives   No uniformity of      Develop Single Assessment        Unitary       As per       As per       Supporting        To ensure older people
        of the Cheshire Older    approach              Process                          Authority     Cheshire     Cheshire     People,           have the widest
        Peoples Housing Strategy                                                                      Older        Older        CHA, RSLs,        possible choice of
        through partnership                            Develop an information                         Peoples      Peoples      Primary Care      suitable housing, care
        working                                        network accessible to older                    Housing      Housing      Trust, Social     and support options
                                                       people                                         Strategy     Strategy     Services, HIA

                                                       Develop a ‘Prevention Network’
                                                       to deliver complementary
                                                       services to older people

                                                       Move towards joint
                                                       commissioning of services

                                                       Develop specialist housing
                                                       for older people from ethnic
                                                       minority groups, those with
                                                       disabilities and those needing
                                                       care and support
3.4 a   Expand the role of the     Current role        Expand role to cover:            Supporting    Supporting   March 2012   HIA               Assist elderly, disabled
        HIA                        comprises:          •	 Major adaptations             People        People                                      and vulnerable
                                   •	 Minor            •	 Accredited tradespeople                                                                 residents to achieve/
                                       adaptations        scheme for major repairs                                                                continue independent
                                   •	 Handyperson         and improvements                                                                        living in a decent home
                                       service/        •	 Lawnmowing/ garden
                                       minor repairs      tidying service
                                       service
                                   •	 Home safety
                                       checks
3.5     Improve the provision of   Current provision   Implement a common stock         Unitary       Capital      March 2012   Supporting        Assist elderly and
        accommodation for older                        condition survey programme       Authority     funding                   People, RSLs,     disabled residents
        people                                         for older person’s housing                                               HIA, Anchor       to achieve/ continue
                                                                                                                                Trust, Primary    independent living in a
                                                                                                                                Care Trust,       decent home
                                                                                                                                Social Services
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    Housing Strategy                                                                                                       11                       Cheshire
      2009 - 2012                                                                                                                                      East
Ref     Policy/Action                Baseline         Target                                Lead Agency Resources         Timescale   Other Partners   Objective/Outcome
3.5 a   Eliminate unsuitable     Current              Eliminate sheltered units with        RSLs        Capital funding March 2012 CHA, Unitary        To ensure the
        accommodation            provision            shared facilities                                                            Authority           development of
        (dependent on resources)                                                                        Explore use of                                 appropriate housing
                                                      Eliminate bedsits from sheltered                  public funding                                 and services that meet
                                                      accommodation                                                                                    the needs of older
                                                                                                                                                       people
3.5 b   Identify and bring forward   Expected         2140 new units of extra care          Unitary     Capital funding March         CHA, RSLs,       As above
        suitable sites for the       completions/     accommodation funded through          Authority                   2014 (in      Supporting
        development of private       approvals        the PFI initiative:                               Public funding accordance     People,
        sheltered housing,           2008:            Congleton: 536 units                                              with          Developers
        retirement housing or        Congleton: 60    Crewe & Nantwich: 600 units                       PFI funding     Cheshire
        extra care schemes           units            Macclesfield: 1,004 units                                         Extra Care
                                     Crewe &                                                                            PFI project
                                     Nantwich: 86     Potential new sites identified                                    timetable)
                                     units            as part of LDF process through
                                     Macclesfield:    Strategic Housing Land
                                     90 units         Availability Assessments/ urban
                                                      capacity studies
3.5 c   Improve the choices of       Current          Ensure the emerging LDF               CHA                           March 2012 Unitary           To bring tenure in
        housing available in         provision        includes appropriate policies for                                              Authority,        the older people’s
        the retirement sector,                        the retirement housing sector,                                                 RSLs,             housing sector more
        through expanding the                         including shared ownership,                                                    Supporting        into line with that in
        tenure mix                                    shared equity and private                                                      People            general needs housing
                                                      retirement communities on
                                                      suitable sites                                                                                   To meet older people’s
                                                                                                                                                       aspirations to
                                                      Investigate the viability of equity                                                              continue to own their
                                                      release schemes                                   Explore use of                                 own homes
                                                                                                        public funding
3.6     Assist older people          Database         Common database established           Unitary     DFG funding       March 2010 Unitary           To meet older people’s
        to continue to live          of people                                              authority                                Authority,        aspirations to receive
        comfortably and safely in    needing/         100 per cent budget allocation                    Other grant                  RSLs,             appropriate care and
        their own homes              qualifying for   taken up each year                                funding                      Supporting        support in their own
                                     assistance                                                                                      People            homes
                                                                                                        Capital funding
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    Housing Strategy                                                                                                 12                    Cheshire
      2009 - 2012                                                                                                                             East
Ref     Policy/Action               Baseline        Target                       Lead Agency   Resources         Timescale    Other Partners   Objective/Outcome
3.6 a Fulfill statutory             HSSA 2006/      160 grants completed         Unitary       DFGs and other March 2012      CHA, RSLs,       Assist elderly and
      obligations with regard to    2007: 159                                    Authority     grant funding                  Primary Care     disabled residents
      Disabled Facilities Grants    mandatory       100 per cent of grant                                                     Trust, Social    to achieve/ continue
      (DFGs)                        grants          allocation taken up every                  Capital funding                Services         independent living in
                                    completed       year                                                                                       a decent home

                                    Average         5 per cent year-on-year
                                    time taken      reduction in time taken to
                                    to process      process DFG applications
                                    applications:
                                    396 days
                                    2007/ 2008

3.6 b Increase effectiveness of Review of           Develop programme            Unitary       Supporting        March 2010   CHA, RSLs,       As above
      floating support schemes short-term           for delivery of              Authority     People                         Supporting
                                services            recommendations                                                           People,
                                completed                                                                                     Primary Care
                                                                                                                              Trust, Social
                                                                                                                              Services
3.6 c   Increase take-up of         Database        Common database              Unitary       HIA               March 2010   CHA, RSLs,       To enable older
        grants/ loans to enable     of schemes      established                  Authority                                    Primary Care     people to continue to
        older and vulnerable        available and                                              Capital funding                Trust, Social    live safely in their own
        people to improve the       of qualifying   100 per cent budget                                                       Services, HIA,   homes
        security and condition of   households      allocation taken up each                                                  Supporting
        their home                                  year                                                                      People           To ensure that
                                                                                                                                               vulnerable residents
                                                                                                                                               are offered the
                                                                                                                                               complete package of
                                                                                                                                               assistance available
                                                                                                                                               to them
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    Housing Strategy                                                                                                13                     Cheshire
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Ref     Policy/Action                   Baseline            Target                       Lead     Resources      Timescale Other        Objective/Outcome
                                                                                         Agency                            Partners
PRIORITY FOUR: To increase the supply of market housing to support continued economic growth and regeneration and to meet local housing needs
4.1     Develop appropriate new         Sites identified    Maximise integrated       Unitary     NAHP funding   March     CHA, RSLs, Target new housing to support
        market housing to support       as part of LDF      residential and economic  Authority                  2012      CWEA,      economic development
        economic growth and             process through     development opportunities             Funding from             developers
        regeneration initiatives        Strategic Housing   targeted at locations of              developers
                                        Land Availability   peak economic growth/                 via s106
                                        Assessments/        development                           agreements
                                        urban capacity
                                        studies
4.1 c   Facilitate/ support market      Sites identified    Engage with, lobby and       As above NAHP funding   March     CHA, RSLs, Ensure major regeneration
        housing development on          as part of LDF      influence developers and                             2012      developers projects incorporate
        brownfield sites, where         process through     potential funding bodies              Funding from                        opportunities for housing
        appropriate, to support         Strategic Housing   to maximise residential               developers                          development that supports
        economic growth and             Land Availability   development that                      via s106                            economic growth
        regeneration                    Assessments/        supports economic growth              agreements
                                        urban capacity      and regeneration and                                                        Promote effective re-use of
                                        studies             integrated residential and                                                  redundant/ contaminated land
                                                            economic development
                                                            opportunities                                                               Ensure at least 60 per cent of
                                                                                                                                        new residential development
                                                                                                                                        takes place on brownfield land
                                                                                                                                        or via conversions of vacant
                                                                                                                                        non-residential buildings
4.1 d   Support/ facilitate             No uniformity of    Explore the potential to   As above Funding from     March     CHA, RSLs, Improve living conditions and
        environmental and/ or           approach            utilise the new ‘Community          developers       2012      developers the housing mix to encourage
        infrastructure improvements                         Infrastructure Levy’                via s106                              balanced communities and
        where appropriate to support                                                            agreements                            regenerate the housing market
        economic growth and                                                                                                           in the most deprived areas
        regeneration initiatives (eg
        improved transport links,
        decontamination of former
        industrial sites and improved
        flood defences)
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    Housing Strategy                                                                                             14                     Cheshire
      2009 - 2012                                                                                                                          East
Ref     Policy/Action            Baseline      Target                         Lead Agency   Resources        Timescale    Other Partners   Objective/Outcome
4.1 c   Support capacity building No uniform   Develop a common               CHA/ RSLs     Public funding   March 2010   Unitary          Securing valuable
        to promote access to      approach     database of available                                                      Authority,       employment and
        training and employment,               schemes and qualifying                                                     CWEA,            training opportunities
        which will:                            individuals                                                                employers        for local people
        •	 improve employment
            opportunities                      Explore use of grants                                                                       Reducing
        •	 widen the pool of                   available to instigate new                                                                  worklessness,
            labour available                   schemes, such as CLG’s                                                                      thus increasing the
            to attract new                     Innovation and Good                                                                         opportunity for local
            employers to the sub-              Practice (IGP) fund, lottery                                                                people to access
            region                             funding, community/                                                                         housing and improve
        •	 increase access to                  economic development                                                                        their quality of life
            housing                            funds
                                                                                                                                           Widening the labour
                                                                                                                                           pool for existing and
                                                                                                                                           prospective employers
4.1 d   Implement a joint        No scheme     Joint procurement protocol     CHA           No resource      March 2012   Unitary and      To achieve savings on
        procurement scheme                     in place                                     implications                  neighbouring     capital expenditure
                                                                                                                          Authorities,     that can free up much-
                                                                                                                          RSLs             needed resources