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New Knowsley Housing Strategy – Have your Say

by Jonathan Kearney

Knowsley Council is currently developing a new Housing Strategy for the borough and in line with the Knowsley Better Together principles want residents to have a significant say.

The Council is currently undertaking a Housing Needs Assessment and over the next few weeks around 36,000 households across the borough will receive a Housing Needs Survey through their letter boxes so you can have an input into the development of the new strategy.

By participating in the survey residents will play a major role in the development of the new Housing Strategy.  It will also assist the Council and its partners in a number of ways.  These include:

  • Help us to understand the needs and aspirations of the borough’s residents in terms of housing
  • Understand what housing is needed now and what is needed for future generations.
  • What affordable housing is required in Knowsley;
  • Informing funding bids the Council and its partners make to Government and through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority;
  • How we need to respond to the care and support needs of residents through the housing offer across the borough.

The survey forms will be gathered and analysed independently, are completed anonymously, meaning that no personal details are shared with Knowsley Council or any third party.  The survey will take around 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

It can be completed by using the survey form then returning by free post.  The survey can also be completed online and the Council would encourage residents to do this.  The survey can be completed at www.knowsleyhousingsurvey2020.info

Councillor Tony Brennan, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “Through the Let’s Talk 2030 project, Knowsley Better Together and the development of the Knowsley 2030 Strategy residents have already identified what a crucial issue housing is to them.  The Council are now undertaking work on a new Housing Strategy for the borough and we want to give residents a big say in this.  The work will involve a household survey to 36,000 households across the borough so we can identify and understand the housing needs and aspirations of our communities and we would like as many residents as possible to complete the survey.”

The survey is being undertaken on behalf of the Council by housing consultancy arc4.