97 Liverpool City Region Housing Statement and Delivery Plan 2019-2024 PDF 313 KB
To consider a report of the Portfolio Holder: Housing and Spatial Framework and the Assistant Director, Policy and Strategic Commissioning.
The LCR Combined Authority considered a report of the Portfolio Holder: Housing and Spatial Framework and Assistant Director, Policy and Strategic Commissioning, which set out the draft Liverpool City Region Housing and Statement and Delivery Plan 2019-2024.
Councillor G Morgan, Portfolio Holder: Housing and Spatial Framework, explained that the Housing Statement and Delivery Plan set out an ambitious five year programme. He advised that the LCR Combined Authority had worked in conjunction with constituent Local Authorities, Homes England and the Mayoral Advisor: Social Housing Growth to develop an ambitious Housing Statement and Delivery Plan which also reflected Local Plans. With the aim of accelerating housing growth to include all tenures with a range of affordable homes. In conclusion, Councillor Morgan reported that the Housing Statement would support improvements to health, improve fuel poverty, carbon emissions and climate change. He explained that the Delivery Plan would be co-ordinated by the Housing and Spatial Planning Board.
Councillor P Hackett, Portfolio Holder: Inclusive Economy and Third Sector welcomed the Housing Statement and Delivery Plan and highlighted how it would support the development of Wirral Waters.
Metro Mayor S Rotheram wished to place on record his thanks to the Housing Officers at both the LCR Combined Authority and constituent Local Authorities for their work in developing the Housing Statement and Delivery Plan, both of which were an excellent demonstration of collaborative working.
RESOLVED – That the non-statutory LCR Housing Statement and Delivery Plan set out in Appendix One of this report which articulates the LCR’s vision and priorities for housing for the period 2019-24 be approved.