Have your say on housing

Aberdeenshire Council has launched an online consultation on its draft Local Housing Strategy for the next five years.

The council is seeking feedback from residents on the draft strategy, which outlines the important issues facing the council and its partners until 2017 across all housing tenures.

It deals with all aspects of housing and related issues, including affordable housing, homelessness, fuel poverty, private sector housing, housing for older people or those with a disability, minority ethnic communities, repairs and improvements to council housing, housing management and tenant participation.

The consultation will run until Friday, August 31 and gives residents the chance to have their say on the strategy and what they consider to be the key housing issues for Aberdeenshire.

Residents are asked to read the draft strategy then give their feedback on what is currently proposed by visiting http://aberdeenshireconsult.limehouse.co.uk/portal.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Social Work and Housing Committee, Councillor Karen Clark, said: “Engaging with Aberdeenshire residents and finding out their thoughts on strategies such as this one is vitally important to us as a council.

“I would urge people to get involved and give their feedback on the proposed strategy.”

Vice-chair of the committee, Councillor Alisan Norrie, added: “All responses received will be carefully considered and used to inform the development of the final Local Housing Strategy 2012-2017.”

For further information, contact Liz Hamilton, Strategic Development Officer (Customer service) by emailing liz.hamilton@aberdeenshire.gov.uk