Decision details

Home in on Housing: Dorset Council's role and response for the new and emerging Housing Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Dorset Council role and response for the new and emerging Housing Strategy.


(a)       The Cabinet acknowledges and reinforces the important role of Housing as a key and cross-cutting priority within our Council Plan, understanding the current landscape, challenges, and the importance of maintaining and developing a robust plan to mitigate these pressures.


(b)       That the establishment of the Housing Board be approved, and Cabinet endorse its objectives and composition.


(This initiative will contribute significantly to our efforts in meeting the residential needs across multiple portfolios. This will also involve a Housing Programme Board, with involvement from Senior and Corporate leadership roles to ensure delivery of objectives and effective implementation.)


Reason for the decision


Housing is one of the key priorities in the Dorset Council Plan and a priority for all Dorset Council residents.

Report author: Andrew Billany

Publication date: 06/09/2023

Date of decision: 05/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 05/09/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/09/2023

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