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Flintshire's housing ambitions set out in prospectus

Published: 07/09/2023

Local Authorities are required to develop an annual Housing Needs Prospectus to reflect housing needs and inform affordable housing delivery and shape the Social Housing Grant programme funded by WG, by sharing Flintshire’s priorities. 

At Flintshire, we have worked closely with our teams across Housing, Social Services, Homelessness and Planning to review and develop our prospectus in order to reflect the increasing demands on the Council’s services and the ambitions set out in the Flintshire Housing Strategy 2019-24. 

WG will refer to the prospectus when they are scrutinising Social Housing Grant applications, and will be a useful resource for housing providers so they can better meet the Councils priorities and the housing need for the area.

Over the next 3 years, WG have allocated to Flintshire County Council (FCC) around £40 million of Social Housing Grant. We have received applications for the Social Housing Grant schemes currently totalling £64m and it is possible that some allocated grant funding may fall outside the year three funding window. 

Vicky Clark – Housing and Communities Chief Officer said “Ensuring our homes and communities continue to fit the needs of our residents is paramount. 

“By working with Welsh Government and developing our Housing Needs Prospectus, this allows for us to be agile, should the needs of our residents change.”

Councillor Sean Bibby – Cabinet Member, Housing and Regeneration said “The need for affordable homes will continue to increase as the cost-of-living crisis continues.

“Programmes like the Social Housing Grant are more important than ever, and along with the Housing prospectus, will support Flintshire’s priorities and meeting the needs of its communities.”