What is the Local Housing Strategy?
The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 requires local authorities to prepapre a Local Housing Strategy (LHS) for their area. This LHS sets out the strategy, priorities and plans for the delivery of housing and related services across East Lothian from 2018-23.
Our Vision - Healthy, sustainable homes in vibrant communities, that meet increasing levels of need, reduce inequalities and improve wellbeing across all stages of people's lives.
Three principles underpin the Local Housing Strategy 2018-23;
- Sustainability - the potential environmental impacts of the LHS on the wider community have been considered within the through an Integrated Impact Assessment.
- Equalities - East Lothian Council is committed to tackling and reducing inequalities. The Integrated Impact Assessment for the LHS promotes equality, human rights and sustainability.
- Health and Wellbeing - Housing has a key role to play in improving health and wellbeing. A Health Impact Assessment has been undertaken to ensure the principle of health and wellbeing is valued and underpins all aspects of the LHS.
Consultation and Engagement
To inform the LHS, a wide range of opportunities for consultation and engagement were put in place from an early stage.