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Housing Policies

Private Sector Housing Renewal

We know that living in a warm, safe house is important to us all. The Private Sector Housing Renewal Policy contains a range of grants and loans to help people achieve this. 

Private Sector Housing Renewal Policy (PDF) [152KB] (opens new window)


Tenancy Strategy

The Localism Act 2011 places a duty on all local authorities to produce a Tenancy Strategy. You can download this below:

Tenancy Strategy (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window)

This strategy sets out how we expect Registered Providers (Housing Associations) with affordable housing in the area to respond to the relevant changes introduced by the Act.


Housing Allocation Policy

The Local Allocation policy sets out how the council will deal with specific local issues outside of Devon Home Choice. It also includes exceptions to the Devon Home Choice scheme.

Local Allocation policy (PDF) [129KB] (opens new window)


Housing Strategy

In April 2021, South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils adopted a new joint Housing Strategy. You can download this document below:

Housing Strategy 2021-26 (PDF) [12MB] (opens new window)

You can also download a copy of the Action Plan which sets out how we will achieve our aims.

Housing Strategy Action Plan (PDF) [853KB] (opens new window)

The documents below set out our Action Plan for 2022 to 2023, and review our progress in the first year:


Homelessness Strategy

In April 2022, South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils adopted a new joint Homelessness Strategy. You can download this document below:

Homelessness Strategy (PDF) [3MB] (opens new window)

You can also download a copy of the Action Plan which sets out how we will achieve our aims.

Homelessness Action Plan 2022 (PDF) [853KB] (opens new window)

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