Dear TRA Chair,
Over the past year the council has been consulting on a new housing strategy. This has included a stakeholder session back in June 2019, and a public consultation between January and May this year.
We were in the process of consulting on the housing strategy when the COVID-19 pandemic started to seriously impact on the United Kingdom in March 2020 therefore the consultation period was extended to May.
Many thanks for all the comments received so far.
The housing strategy is a long term document covering the next thirty years but the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a significant impact on the delivery of the strategy in the short term to medium term, and there may also be longer term consequences.
The pandemic has impacted on every principle of the housing strategy. We have have added new text throughout the strategy.
We have also made changes to the strategy in response to comments made so far during the earlier consultation, such as adding more text about tacking climate change.
All changes since the past consultation draft are included in purple text.
As there has been considerable change since the original consultation we have decided to do another quick final round of consultation.
We want to give partners and other key stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the proposed changes, and to highlight any other changes you think are required to respond to the new challenges with the pandemic.
We look forward to hearing your views.
Robert Weallans, Housing Strategy Manager
Housing Strategy and Business Support, Resident Services Division, Housing & Modernisation Department
Copies of the housing strategy are available at www.southwark.gov.uk/housing/housing-strategy
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