The Housing Strategy provides a blueprint for the way the four East Surrey councils will deliver their housing service locally. Other documents support the Housing Strategy and form part of the district's overall approach to improving the supply, quality, choice and accessibility of housing.
East Surrey Housing Strategy (2009-2013)
The East Surrey Housing Strategy has agreed three priority policy areas:
Mole Valley's Tenancy Strategy 2013-16
The Localism Act 2011 requires each local authority to produce a tenancy strategy. A tenancy strategy is a plan that sets out how housing association homes in an area are let. It provides a framework for the type of tenancies housing associations should use and how long these tenancies should be granted for. The council intends the strategy to make best use of the stock so that more people in housing need can be helped.
The main change Mole Valley District Council is proposing is to support housing associations to grant most new tenants a probationary tenancy for the first year, followed by a five-year fixed-term tenancy that will be reviewed before the end of the fixed term.
The Homelessness Strategy sets out the council's five year action plan to tackle homelessness in the district. A review process is currently being undertaken with a new strategy for 2013 - 2018 expected later this year.