Council wants your say on Housing Plan

16/01/2019, PR8968

Housing Plan

​Wakefield Council is developing a three-year Housing Plan which will set out to improve the housing offer for residents within the district from 2019 to 2022.   

The plan will include the key projects and priorities to be delivered during this period and the Council would like residents to have their say on what goes into the final plan.

Good quality housing is the foundation for economic growth and allows the district and its residents to thrive and prosper. It is also important to have strong and sustainable housing that meets the needs of residents both now and in the future.

The three-year Housing Plan sits in line with the Wakefield District Economic Plan, which proposes how the Council, businesses, communities, the voluntary sector and other partners will work together to develop and improve the district over the next five years.

The Housing Plan sits under the successful places theme, ensuring residents have access to quality, affordable homes which in turn connects people to economic opportunity and growth.

Cllr Denise Jeffery
Cllr Denise Jeffery

​Councillor Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Regeneration, said: "It is really important to get the views of our residents on a plan such as this to help identify the needs of the people who live in our district.

 "We want to be building houses for the future so that our residents can stay local and so the district can grow and become an even more popular and attractive place to live and work."

 Once the consultation is complete, the views and comments will be used to finalise the Housing Plan before it goes to Cabinet at the end of the financial year.

The survey can be found at or alternatively, you can request a paper copy by calling 01924 305892. The closing date for the consultation is 31 January 2019.

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