Somerset Housing Strategy

Somerset Strategic Housing Framework

The Icon for pdf Somerset Housing Strategy [1.04MB] (SHS) 2019 - 2023 has a vision that seeks to achieve the following:

  • Strong and effective strategic Leadership
  • A local Economy that provides opportunity for all
  • Homes in Somerset that are good for your Health
  • A Society that supports the vulnerable

The vision will be delivered by a range of supporting Priorities and Objectives.

There was a public consultation during the Spring of 2018. This sought comment on the draft Vision, Priority and Ambitions. Comments received, together with our response, can be viewed here Icon for pdf Consultation Response [616.53KB].

Background information

To support the review of the Framework, each Somerset district and the County Council has produced Housing Market Profiles to highlight key issues, achievements, opportunities, and challenges.

A very successful and well attended Strategic Housing Framework conference was organised as part of the review on 12 July 2017 at Taunton Rugby Club, with over one hundred delegates attending. This produced the finalised Somerset Housing Strategy which will be launched on 6 March 2019.