Strategic housing

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 2024/25

Every year we set challenging targets to ensure our activities are focused to deliver additional housing for those in need. From 1 April 2024 our target is:

  • 260 new affordable homes to be built or acquired

View our current affordable housing developments

What we achieved 2023/24

Our target was 250 new affordable homes to be built or acquired.

We achieved 268 new affordable homes built or acquired, including:

  • Delivered 268 dwellings in market towns and rural locations
  • Have brought 41 empty properties back in to use
  • Provided 9 dwellings for temporary accommodation
  • Provided an additional 22 dwellings for homelessness

Further details about the affordable housing delivered in 2023/24

Statistics about housing in Herefordshire can be found on the Understanding Herefordshire website.

Housing strategies

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.

View our housing strategy 2021-2026

View all housing policies and strategies

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.

Telephone: 01432 260269

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