Our Countywide Housing Strategy Framework document

Somerset Strategic Housing Framework

The countywide consultation is now closed and the responses are being considered. 

We will publish the final document once it's released.


The draft document can be viewed here,  Draft Somerset Strategic Housing Framework and Consultation Questionnaire

The Somerset Strategic Housing Framework 2018 - 2022 has a vision that seeks to achieve the following:

  • Strong and effective strategic Leadership
  • A local Economy that provides opportunity for all
  • Homes in Somerset that are good for your Health
  • A Society that supports the vulnerable

It is proposed that the Vision will be delivered by a range of supporting Priorities and Ambitions.

To support the review of the Framework, each Somerset district and the County Council have produced Housing Market Profiles to highlight key issues, achievements, opportunities and challenges.

South Somerset Profile 

Somerset Countrywide Profile 

(Profiles for West Somerset, Mendip, Sedgemoor and Taunton Deane are also available, as well as a more detailed 'benchmarking report' that provides additional housing related statistics)

Strategic Housing Framework Conference

A very successful and well attended Strategic Housing Framework conference took place at Taunton Rugby Club on the 12th of July, with over 100 delegates attending.

There were 7 key note speakers and the conference was chaired by Nick Horne Chief Executive of Knightstone Housing Association.  The presentations for each speaker are available below and provide useful additional information concerning the pressures and challenges faced by the local housing market:-

Andrew Goodchild - Hinkley Point C - Housing Impact

Colin McDonald - SSHF Review

Justin Gardner - Housing Projections

Keith House - How can councils help build 1 million homes?

Mark & Tracy - Health & Housing

Nick Horne - No future in the past

Sonia Furzland - Winter is Coming (Welfare Reform)