Council launches Housing Strategy consultation


People are being asked for their views on Solihull Council’s draft Housing Strategy.

The strategy sets out the Council’s housing vision and ambitions for the 10-year period to the end of 2032.

The ambition is that everyone in the borough is able to access housing when they need it, and that people have the chance to live in sustainable homes in thriving communities.

The strategy considers the challenges and opportunities in making this vision a reality and sets out the Council’s aims across a range of areas.

New sustainable homes in well-thought out developments can create a sense of place and also ensure that the Council meets its Climate Change Declaration to achieve net zero carbon in Solihull by 2041.

Councillor Andy Mackiewicz, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Planning & Housing, explains:

“We know that Solihull is a great place to live. Our borough provides a good range of housing, an attractive environment, a strong economy and is well connected with excellent schools and local services.

“Housing is so important to our quality of life, prosperity, health, and wellbeing. It is also an essential part of helping to tackle inequality and enabling communities to thrive.

“This is why we want to hear from as many people as possible and I look forward to considering all the feedback.”

The Housing Strategy is also accompanied by an Implementation Plan which sets out how key priorities will be delivered. The Implementation Plan primarily focuses on new and developmental actions. It does not seek to capture work that is already being done in the borough.

The consultation will run from Wednesday 21 September until 5.00pm on Wednesday 2 November 2022.

View all the information about the draft Housing Strategy and how to respond.

Hard copies of the consultation documents are also available to view at all Solihull Connect Centres.