Local housing strategy 2023-28

The Local Housing Strategy (LHS) will set out how we and our partners plan to address housing and housing related opportunities and challenges over the five year period 2023-28. This new plan will build on the progress made on the issues identified in the LHS 2017-22 and will address newly arising housing matters particularly in response to the publication of new LHS GuidanceHousing to 2040 and the COVID-19 pandemic.

We believe that good housing can help our community to:

  • tackle attainment
  • reduce inequalities
  • create sustainable communities
  • assist in regenerating the places where we live

The LHS is key in informing housing investment and service delivery and to ensuring everyone has a home which meets their needs.

Take part in our consultation

Since the early engagement survey in 2021, we have consulted with various groups such as key partners, community groups and the public on a variety of topics. This has included a number of surveys and stakeholder and resident workshops.

The next stage will be a formal public consultation period on the Draft of the Local Housing Strategy 2023-2028 from 2 May 2023 until the 21 July 2023.

The full version of the Consultative Draft LHS 2023 and the summary of the draft LHS can be found here:

LHS 2023-2028 Consultative Draft 2023-2028

LHS 2023-2028 Consultative Draft 2023-2028 – Summary

A number of documents have been developed to support the LHS. If you would like to read this documents you can find them here:

  1. LHS Outcome and Action Plan
  2. Evidence Paper
  3. Consultation and Engagement Report
  4. Housing Supply Target Paper 2023-2028
  5. Integrated Impact Assessment
  6. Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA)
  7. Health Inequality Impact Assessment (HIIA)
  8. Strategic Environmental Assessment
  9. Rural Proofing
  10. Equalities Statement

If you would like to take part in the consultation, you can have your say by completing an online survey

Going forward we will be running a Teams drop in session on Wednesday 21 June in the morning and afternoon, to answer questions and take comments and feedback. One of these sessions will be available for the public and another for key stakeholders. More information on these events will be published soon.

If you would like to complete the survey in a different format or if you have any enquiries about the consultation or the drop in sessions, please email LHS@scotborders.gov.uk