Housing Strategies and Policies

Housing Strategies, Policies, Statements and Schemes

A revised HRA Business Plan for 2016-2046 was approved by the Council in April 2016; the plan sets out the Council’s short-to-medium term plans and priorities for its Housing and Property services, and provides a long term (30 year) outlook on stock investment and financial planning.

The County Council’s homelessness Strategy has been developed with the authorities other local plans, programmes and strategies. Further information can be found on the Lincolnshire Homelessness Strategy webpage.    

The Housing renewal strategy provides a basis of the Council’s work in relation to the private sector housing.

The Tenancy Policy sets out NK’s approach to managing tenancies, and is supported by the Legal Action to Enforce Tenancies.

You can download our Standards.

You can download our Evictions Policy.

North Kesteven District Council is committed to providing housing and property services which embrace diversity, promote equality of opportunity and meet the varied and individual needs of our customers.

You can download our Equality and Diversity statement.

The Central Lincolnshire authorities of City of Lincoln Council, North Kesteven District Council and West Lindsey District Council have published a joint Tenancy Strategy, following a period of consultation.

The key aim of the Tenancy Strategy is to make the best use of the social housing stock in order to provide homes for those households who are unable to meet their own housing needs within the Central Lincolnshire area.

The requirement for local authorities to produce and publish a Tenancy Strategy for their area was brought in by the Localism Act 2011, which introduced a number of important changes for social housing.

The Tenancy Strategy sets out the Councils’ approach to such things as the type and length of tenancies to be used and the circumstances when tenancies would be reviewed. These guidelines will apply both for the management of the Councils’ own properties, where applicable, and for other providers of social and affordable housing within the area who must consider this strategy when they develop their own policies for managing their properties.

You can download our Central Lincolnshire Tenancy Strategy.

The Central Lincolnshire authorities of City of Lincoln Council, North Kesteven and West Lindsey District Councils, Lincolnshire County Council and the Local Plans team have published a Delivery Plan following a period of consultation.

The population of Central Lincolnshire is growing and ageing. Housing growth is necessary to enable young people, families and older people to access homes they can afford which meet their needs. This will ensure that Central Lincolnshire has a ‘balanced’ population and economic prosperity into the future.

The Housing Growth Delivery Plan sets out the housing issues and challenges facing Central Lincolnshire. It identifies five strategic housing priorities:

  • To Deliver Sustainable Housing Growth
  • To Deliver Housing to meet a range of Need and Circumstances
  • To Deliver Affordable Housing
  • To make use of the existing stock and bring empty properties back into use
  • To Deliver quality and energy efficiency in the new housing stock

The Delivery Plan contains an action plan which details how these priorities will be addressed in partnership with other public, private and third sector organisations, together with the resources required.