Buckinghamshire Housing Strategy 2024 to 2029 consultation

Closes 18 Dec 2023

Opened 8 Nov 2023


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We want to hear your views on our draft Housing Strategy for Buckinghamshire.

We want everyone to have a suitable, secure and affordable place to live – our Housing Strategy shows what we will do to make this happen.

The strategy sets out:

  • the housing challenges and opportunities in Buckinghamshire
  • our approach to tackling housing needs
  • how we will work together with all the partners involved in delivering housing in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Council is not itself a housing landlord – we do not let or manage any affordable housing. Instead, we play a role in enabling new affordable housing development and ensuring that Registered Providers and private landlords provide an affordable and well maintained housing stock.

This will be Buckinghamshire’s first countywide Housing Strategy.

We want to hear your views on our draft priorities and actions.

Priorities and actions

To achieve the strategy, we have created 3 equally important draft priorities:

  • responding to the needs of our diverse population
  • better homes: good quality, sustainable and matched to need
  • new homes: affordable, accessible and appropriate

Each priority includes:

  • what we will do to achieve it
  • the challenges Buckinghamshire faces
  • actions we are doing now
  • proposed actions for up to 2029

How the strategy has been developed

The strategy has been developed with a wide range of partners and we will continue working together to deliver it.

We have:

  • built on the work of the Buckinghamshire Affordable Housing Statement adopted in May 2022.
  • worked with housing and voluntary organisations to better understand key housing issues in Buckinghamshire
  • reviewed population information and housing information to understand demand, conditions and affordability.

Other strategies supporting housing in Buckinghamshire

The Housing Strategy is one of our plans to make sure everyone has a suitable, secure and affordable place to live.

Our other plans and policies include:

Related documents and links

Before you respond to this activity, please have a look at the following documents and links:

How to have your say

You can tell us your views in one of the following ways:

If you have any questions about this consultation, please email us at housingconsulteecomments@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.

Please tell us your views by midnight on Monday 18 December 2023.

What happens next

We will review all the responses we receive and use this feedback to update the Housing Strategy. The strategy will then be presented to Buckinghamshire Council’s Council for approval. The feedback will also be used to guide and inform the annual Housing Strategy action plans.


We will use the information you provide here only for this activity. We will store the information securely in line with data protection laws and will not share or publish any personal details. For more information about data and privacy, please see our Privacy Policy.

If you have questions about data and privacy, please email us on dataprotection@buckinghamshire.gov.uk. Or write to our Data Protection Officer at Buckinghamshire Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF.

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