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1 Milton Keynes Draft Housing Strategy Pam Wharfe Head of Housing Strategy & Needs

2 Housing Strategy legal context Housing Strategy - policy context What does the Strategy cover? Consultation so far Housing Vision How we will deliver the vision Housing Conditions Housing Needs Resources Questions for you to consider

3 Housing Act 1985 requires us to consider housing conditions in the district and the needs of the district respect to the provision of further housing accommodation Local Government Act 2003 requires us to prepare a Housing Strategy Housing Strategies have to be submitted to the Government Office (by Spring 2004). The Governme Office then decides if the Strategy is fit for purpose

4 The Government s Decent Homes Standard (July 2000) Social housing to meet Decent Homes Standard by December 2010 Private sector housing: 70% of vulnerable households must live in Decent Homes by 2010 The Government s Sustainable Communities Plan (Feb 03) Improve housing and communities (Decent Homes updated Feb 04) Increase housing supply MK as a Growth Area The Government s Dra Milton Keynes and Sou Midlands Sub-Regiona Strategy (July 2003) 35,100 new homes for the Milton Keynes Commu Strategy - Aims Housing that meets ever needs Milton Keynes Council Corporate Priorities: Providing affordable hou those in need

5 Housing conditions How we will meet the Decent Homes Standard There is a separate Business Plan for Council housin Stock Options Appraisal The need for new homes Affordable housing Supported housing Growth of MK

6 From before Christmas 2003 we have worked with a ran key partners looking at the theme of the future of hous Milton Keynes Those key partners were: Cabinet & Strategic Directors Local Housing Strategic Partnership RSL (Housing Association) Forum Special Council Housing Forum Developers and Landlord Forum

7 Following consultation with key partners we have deve this housing vision for Milton Keynes Well maintained, comfortable homes in safe a attractive neighbourhoods, where people cho to live

8 We will build housing in sustainable neighbourhood will be: Mixed tenure Homes will be pepper potted in terms of tenure It will be mixed in terms of the size of properties varying from 2 bed to 5 bed Well designed and built to be flexible Environmentally as sustainable as possible Housing will reflect the diversity of our commun terms of: o o o o o o Recognising the needs of ethn minority communities Recognising the needs of olde Recognising the needs of you people Recognising the needs of peo physical disabilities Recognising the needs of peo learning disabilities Recognising the needs of peo mental health problems

9 Local shopping Local schooling Local community activities Public transport Our aim is to bring all neighbourhoods up to this ide

10 Stock Condition Survey (Council s stock) says by December 2010 we need to spend: 58m to meet Minimum Decent Homes 190m if we want to meet Standard Decent Homes 220m on Standard Plus Decent Homes 50% of our homes are non-decent Capital resources are around 71m for this period We have to show the Government how we ll bridge gaps by testing the following options: Keep the stock and carry on with existing resources Arms-Length Management (ALMO) Private Finance (PFI)

11 Aluminium clad homes with flat roofs

12 Category Number of homes needed Private Sector Housing Owner Occupation 2,551 Renting without subsidy 327 Affordable Housing Low cost market housing 84 Reduced cost market housing 111 Shared Equity 60:40 46 Shared Equity 50:50 19 Shared Equity 40: Shared Equity 30: Sub-market rent 8 Social rent 145 ALL HOUSING 3,550

13 1) Structure Plan Allocation Item Homes 1) Structure Plan Requir't ,700 2) Completions to date ( ) 16,743 3) Remainder to be provided to ,957 Annual requirement ,995 2) Government s Estimates Milton Keynes Urban Area Milton Keynes Rural MK Urban expansions in Aylesbury Vale Milton Keynes Implementation Area Total ) Implications - By 2011, an extra 24,100 homes will be built in Milton Keynes. The population would have increased by an extra 38,000 people, making Milton Keynes bigger than Brighton

14 Source of Income 2004/05 Total 2004/05-10/11 Total Supported Borrowing 1,000,000 7,000,000 Specified Capital Grants (DFG's) 300,000 2,100,000 Approved Development Programme 6,200,000 31,000,000 Total Income 7,250,000 40,100,000 Expenditure on Needs 2004/05 Total 2004/05-10/11 Total over New RSL Shared Ownership Homes (300) 3,789,116 26,523,810 New RSL Rented Homes (100) 4,345,861 30,421,026 Private Sector: Unfit Homes 172,656 1,208,592 Private Sector: Empty Homes 500,000 3,500,000 Private Sector: DFG's 500,000 3,500,000 Private Sector: Renovation Grants 5,200,000 36,400,000 Private Sector: HMO's 189,000 1,323,000 Total Expenditure 14,696, ,876,427 Funding Surplus/Shortfalls - 7,196,632-62,776,427

15 Housing Vision & Partnership Working 1) Do you agree with our Vision? 2) If not, what changes would you make? 3) Are there any partnerships that we are not making th should perhaps make? Housing Needs 1) What are your views on the proposed growth of Keynes? 2) Have we got the balance right between rent and ownership options?

16 Housing Conditions 1) Which of the Decent Homes Standards should we a with our homes? Minimum Standard Standard plus 2) Which of the Government s preferred options do you we should look at most closely? Retention ALMO Stock Transfer PFI Mix of the above

17 Please e mail your views to Alternatively, you can write to: Paul Gibson Milton Keynes Council Neighbourhood Services Saxon Court 502 Avebury Boulevard Central Milton Keynes MK9 3HS DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Friday 12 th September 2004

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