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Strategies and policies

Housing Strategy Consultation 2017

This strategy has been developed in partnership with our key stakeholders including housing associations, landlords, developers and tenants, as well as our elected members. It sets out a joint vision for Wiltshire whereby everyone in Wiltshire should be able to live in a decent and safe home they can afford.

The strategy details the priorities for tackling the challenges we have identified in the years ahead and demonstrates our collective approach to housing across the county, with Wiltshire Council as the lead, working in partnership with registered providers, developers, private landlords or residents. Please tell us your thoughts by completing the Housing Strategy Survey.


Wiltshire Council is committed to providing excellent housing services. One of our key priorities is to ensure that we make best use of existing stock and that, working with our partners, we increase the supply of decent new affordable homes in Wiltshire.  

Wiltshire is a large rural authority and is part of several housing markets. It is on the whole an affluent area with high and rising property values. The aims and priorities for strategic housing in Wiltshire over the next five years have been developed through consultation with our customers, our community and our partners. These priorities complement and support wider national and regional priorities, including the Council's community plan. They are based on working in partnership with a range of individuals and agencies, including tenants' groups, and organisations in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

In this section, you can read about how the council's housing services are structured and find our strategic documents and overarching policies.

The community plan can be found in the download section.



Homelessness and housing options

The Homelessness Strategy sets out our commitment to the prevention and relief of homelessness in Wiltshire and describes the strategic direction of our homelessness services.

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More information on our Domestic abuse policy

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The Mortgage Rescue Scheme is a national initiative to protect homeowners at risk of repossession and provide an extended package of support to help households stay in their home.
Wiltshire Council’s Mortgage Rescue Scheme Policy and Procedure sets out our commitment to this scheme and the procedures for implementing it in Wiltshire.
You can find more information in the download section.

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The Wilts Let scheme provides financial assistance to secure privately rented property for homeless households who are eligible for assistance and, in the majority of cases, in priority need.
More information Wilts let procedures

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The Homelessness Prevention Fix-It Fund has been developed to support Wiltshire Council’s preventative approach to homelessness.
The fund allows officers to assess the household’s current situation and enable cost effective solutions to meet their housing needs.
You can find more information in the download section

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Last updated: 17 February 2017 | Last reviewed: 17 February 2017