Decision details

Housing Strategy 2022-2027

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval of a new five-year housing strategy for Bracknell Forest Council, on completion of a period of stakeholder consultation.




i.       the final draft of the Housing Strategy 2023-2028 is approved for publication, including the amendments made in response to stakeholder consultation.


ii.     the other supporting documents are approved for publication including the consultation report and executive summary.

Reasons for the decision:

1.     The housing strategy sets out the Council’s ambitions to ensure that everyone has a safe, stable, and genuinely affordable home where they can be independent and financially secure. The strategy supports the Bracknell Forest Council Plan by setting out detailed plans and priorities for achieving the Council’s housing objectives.


2.     Stakeholder consultation is an important part of the development of the strategy, enabling residents, partners, housing providers and councillors to identify key local housing issues and to shape the actions needed to deliver the objectives of the strategy. A final version of the housing strategy has now been prepared which takes account of the consultation responses received

Alternative options considered:

Should Executive seek any further or alternative changes to the Housing Strategy,

these can be accommodated prior to publication of the final version.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: None

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

A draft Housing strategy has been prepared for stakeholder consultation prior to the development of the final strategy. Consultation will be primarily through an online survey supplemented by presentations and workshops


These will include voluntary organisations, registered providers, internal council services, Members and other public bodies such as health agencies, Probation, and Police.

Contact: Mark Barratt, Interim Assistant Director: Early Help and Communities Email: Tel: 01344 351447, Grainne Siggins, Executive Director People Email:

Report author: Mark Barratt

Publication date: 24/01/2023

Date of decision: 24/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 24/01/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 01/02/2023

Accompanying Documents: