MIDDLESBROUGH residents are being asked for their views on housing across the town over the next three years.

Members of the public now have until Friday, July 28 to have their say on the draft Middlesbrough Housing Strategy 2017-2020.

The focus in on delivering investment in new and existing homes and neighbourhoods, driving and supporting economic growth.

The Housing Strategy forms a key strand of the Mayor’s 2025 Vision of a town where people want to live, with fair access to high quality homes for all.

Middlesbrough’s housing offer must meet the diverse needs and aspirations of all its communities, and contribute to people living healthier and happier lives.

It is also central to the town’s Investment Strategy and will support the ambition of the Tees Valley Strategic Economic Plan to accelerate the supply of good quality homes across the whole housing market.

The draft strategy has three key objectives:

  • meet the housing needs and aspirations of a growing population
  • improve the life opportunities of residents in areas of poor quality housing and deprivation
  • address the pressures of an ageing population and support vulnerable people to live independent lives for as long as possible

To view the draft strategy, visit: https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/planning-and-housing/housing/housing-strategy-consultation

The draft strategy provides more detail on each of the objectives along with associated priorities and actions.

Comments – to be received by Friday, July 28 – can be submitted by email to  

housingstrategy@middlesbrough.gov.uk or by post to Housing Strategy Consultation, Planning Policy, Planning Services, PO Box 504, Civic Centre (First Floor), ​Middlesbrough TS1 9FY.

Following the consultation, comments received will be taken into consideration in finalising the Housing Strategy, which will be considered for adoption at a future meeting of the Council’s Executive.