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Our draft Local Housing Strategy (LHS) 2022-2027 Public Consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part and shared their views. We will now look to finalise the LHS 2022-2027, taking all comments into consideration.
The draft strategy provides a vision for housing in Fife across all tenures. It sets out outcomes and actions within the following five priority areas which will help us achieve our vision to ‘Provide housing choices for people in Fife’:
The draft documents can be found below:
If you have any enquires relating to the draft LHS 2022-2027, please contact us by email at: LHS.Enquires@fife.gov.uk
We have a legal duty to provide an assessment of housing need and demand, and the providing related services. This falls under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001. The Housing Need and Demand Assessments (HNDAs) are overseen by the Scottish Government's Centre for Housing Market Analysis (CHMA). It considers whether the HNDA is 'robust and credible'.
Fife requires joint working across two regional areas (South-East Scotland and Tayside), due to its size. Each area provides an HNDA for Fife. The third South-East Scotland Housing Need and Demand Assessment (HNDA3) achieved robust and credible status from CHMA on Thursday 28th July 2022. HNDA3 provides the evidence base for policy decisions in Local Housing Strategies. It also influences land allocation decisions in Local Development Plans. This is subject to agreement of housing supply targets, that will follow.
We've included the South-East Scotland HNDA3 executive summary report and CHMA sign-off letter below. The full HNDA and further supplementary documents are available through the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Regional Deal website.