Housing in Kent

Document Sample
Housing in Kent Powered By Docstoc
					Kent Housing Group
‘The Voice of Housing in Kent ’


                                  KENT & MEDWAY LEADERS
                                     HOUSING STRATEGY


                                  Better Homes:
                                    Localism,
                                   Aspiration
                                   and Choice
                                          Brian Horton
                                    Strategic Housing Advisor
                                       29 September 2010
 Kent Housing Group
 ‘The Voice of Housing in Kent ’




              Kent & Medway Housing


Significant
Challenges
also…
Significant
Opportunities
       Reflect as well                         Be Fit
        as influence                            for
        Government
         Priorities
                                              Purpose
                              Make a
  The                         Case for
                            Government

Strategy                    Investment
                                          Celebrate
                                         Examples of
  aims                                   Best Practice

   to:
                          Promote
                                          Add value and
    Be an inclusive
                                          contribute to
     process that        Innovation      delivery of local
       builds on
                                            ambitions
       existing
      Strategies

                             4
 Scope and Structure of the Kent and Medway
Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)
      Need vs. Supply
Over 40,000
households on
Needs Register


Fewer affordable
Homes today
than in 1997
Average age first time
 buyers now 37 and
       rising!
                                 90’
                        Cambridge
             Northampton

          Bedford                60’     Harlow
                    Milton                        Colchester
                    Keynes       Luton
                                              Chelmsford
                         St Albans
                                                                  Luton
 Oxon
                    Reading
Swindon
                                                  Gillingham Ramsgate
                    Woking          Ebbsfleet                               Ram
                              Croydon                     Gillingham
      Basingstoke                                                  Margate
                                           AshfordEbbsfleet
                                                                           M
                                    Sevenoaks               Dover
                     Guildford                            Ashford
                                    Tonbridge
                                              Tunbridge Wells           Dover
            Winchester                         Folkestone
    S’ton
                                                                   Folkestone
                          Brighton
                                             Eastbourne        Hastings
    New Kids on the Block!




   “If you want people to feel connected to their
communities. Proud of their communities. Then you
 give people a real say over what happens in their
communities. And the power to make a difference.”
              Rt. Hon Eric Pickles, MP
3 rules
i. Localism

       ii. Localism

              iii. Localism
                 LOCALISM
  localism                        localism

               localism
                             localism
localism localism
                    localism
    localism localism localism
      localism
                                       localism
           localism
                        localism
localism
                      localism
                                 localism
   localism
And…
Crossroads…
                               Our Vision
•We want to see local housing and planning authorities in Kent and
Medway deciding their own housing numbers, based on local people’s
need and ambitions for growth.

•We want to see our coastal and urban communities revitalised and our
rural areas thrive and prosper.

•We want to see homes provided that meet the needs and aspirations of
all Kent and Medway residents.

•We want all people in Kent and Medway to have the opportunity to
choose to live in a high quality home, in the place they want to live.

•By creating balanced communities, we will support people, whatever their
needs, to fulfil their potential and live the best life they can.

•By using innovative and flexible approaches to finance and regulation we
will encourage managed growth that makes a lasting and positive impact.

•By listening to what people want, we will provide homes and communities
that they can be proud to live in.
Theme 1 – Managed Growth and Infrastructure
Our Ambition: The continued delivery of key infrastructure to support
managed growth and housing delivery across the County.

Theme 2 – Place-making and Regeneration
Our Ambition: The continued regeneration of our disadvantaged
neighbourhoods to bring them in line with more affluent parts of the County.

Theme 3 - Affordability and Choice
Our Ambition: The provision of choice and affordability in housing for the
citizens of Kent and Medway, including rural communities, which meets their
needs and aspirations.

Theme 4 - Estate Renewal
Our Ambition: The managed improvement and retrofit of existing homes to
make them fit for now and the future.

Theme 5 - Housing Need
Our Ambition: To support vulnerable people in housing need to fulfil their
potential and live a high quality life through the provision of excellent housing
and support services.
Housing and Planning Futures
           Proposed Model
Strategic picture for Kent and Medway formed around four activity blocks:



               LDF’s and                       Local
                 Local                      Investment
                Housing                        Plans
               Strategies


                  Housing                    Kent and
                     and                     Medway
                  Planning                   Housing
                  Futures                    Strategy

             …enabling the components to be a catalyst for investor confidence


                                       18
                Our key asks of government are:

1. Support our proposals to introduce innovative forms of
infrastructure financing, in particular Tax Increment Financing, to get
growth moving again.

2. Whilst recognising that the public financial climate will be difficult,
continue to make funding available to finance regeneration and
economic growth.

3. Incentivise public agencies to make public sector land available for
development purposes, providing local authorities with the flexibility
to share more of the risk in order to reap better rewards upon
completion.

4. Support people’s aspirations for home ownership by offering
variants on shared ownership models and finding new ways of
financing a wider range of innovative mortgage products.
              Our key asks of government are:

5. Encourage investors to invest in the private rented sector in the
same way they currently do for other property asset classes.

6. Give local authorities more powers to be able to use local
products that respond to local requirements, flex rents and make
greater use of intermediate tenures.

7. Support the funding of retrofit and the development of wider
solutions to improve existing homes.

8. Consider the use of flexible local tariff arrangements as part of
the review of Community Infrastructure Levy.
                      Strategic
                      Priorities
•A number of the priorities in the Strategy are already being
progressed and will continue to be during the consultation period.

•These include the development of the Rural Housing Protocol and
research into the future housing needs of older adults.

•JPPB and KHG have a number of work streams with direct links to
priorities described in the emerging Housing Strategy including
Learning Disability, Mental Health and Young People.
  Kent Housing Group
  ‘The Voice of Housing in Kent ’




  Consultation



He doesn’t…



But we do want to hear from you…
•   KEB
•   KHG
•   KPOG
•   JPPB
•   HSEG
•   HCA
•   CBRE
•   DTZ
•   Jo Purvis
•   You…

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Stats:
views:3
posted:4/1/2011
language:English
pages:23