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Published: Friday, 03rd May 2019

We’re asking residents to have their say on the proposed new Oldham Housing Strategy.

The new document sets out how the council will ensure that the housing needs of people in the borough are identified and supported over the coming years.

It is based around the themes of increasing the quantity and quality of homes, improving neighbourhoods, building the economy, tackling homelessness, supporting older people and creating stronger communities.

Councillor Hannah Roberts, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “Over the last few years we have developed excellent relationships with housing providers, the voluntary sector, residents and developers, and many millions of pounds have been invested in homes and services.

“Our proposed new housing strategy clearly sets out our vision and priorities for the next few years and how our neighbourhoods might look in 20 years. We want to make sure that every resident, as well as those looking to settle here, can find a home in a place they like and at a price they can afford.

“Our housing offer has a crucial role in the economic regeneration of our borough and we want to work with our partners and residents to improve the quantity, quality and access to housing in Oldham, ensuring the borough is a great place to live, work and invest.

“We’ve already carried out a lot of consultation work with residents and partners to get to this stage now we want to hear your opinions on the draft as they are important to us and will help shape the final version to be agreed by Full Council.”

To comment on the draft Oldham Housing Strategy visit www.oldham.gov.uk/housingstrategy2019

If you would like a paper copy of the draft document call 0161 770 1316.

We will also be holding drop in sessions at the Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre on May 17 and at Failsworth Carnival, Lord Lane on May 18.

The closing date for comments is May 31.

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