We work closely with housing associations and private developers to deliver affordable housing in Herefordshire. This is achieved by negotiating and supporting them through the planning process. We shape the market and advise on housing need, bid sizes and tenures.
We are a partner with Homes England and support grant funding opportunities for our preferred partners. We also access bid funding opportunities to assist our operational colleagues.
We are responsible for writing and publishing strategies relating to housing and monitoring the action plans.
We work with home owners to encourage them to bring their empty properties back into use, offering advice and guidance. Grant funding is also available.
Our targets for 2023/24
Every year we set challenging targets to ensure our activities are focused to deliver additional housing for those in need. From 1 April 2023 our target is:
- 250 new affordable homes to be built or acquired
What we achieved 2022/23
Our target was 230 new affordable homes to be built or acquired.
We achieved 287 new affordable homes built or acquired, including:
- Delivered 263 dwellings in market towns and rural locations
- Have brought 38 empty properties back in to use
- Provided 12 dwellings for temporary accommodation
- Provided an additional 12 dwellings for homelessness
Statistics about housing in Herefordshire can be found on the Understanding Herefordshire website.
Strategic housing is responsible for all housing related strategies. The strategies are required to provide a plan of action to achieve defined goals, in conditions of uncertainty, with limited resources.
Strategic housing contact details
If you are a prospective developer or a parish council and would like advice on developing affordable housing, or if you are looking for advice on the feasibility of developing affordable housing on a particular site, please use the pre-application process on the planning pages.Send Email