Housing Strategy

Cannock Chase Council consults widely in the preparation of a Housing Strategy for the District. The Strategy considers the housing needs of residents, future population projections and local requirements. Consideration should be given to the social and economic circumstances of those seeking affordable housing in the District.

The Housing Strategy is an overarching document that draws upon a variety of supporting strategies. Its purpose is to present a comprehensive picture of local housing needs, issues and priorities for action.

The Homelessness Review 2022 has been completed and is available through the link below.

A new Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy has now been approved by Cabinet, a copy of which is available on the link below. 

Other Key Documents

Tenancy Strategy .pdf (242.78 KB)

Housing Strategy Service Standards .pdf (102.57 KB)

Local Housing Market Assessment .pdf (1.39 MB)

Gypsy and Traveller Accomodation Assessment .pdf (2.06 MB)

Private Sector Housing Strategy .pdf (1.89 MB)

Affordable Housing

For further information on the Council's affordable housing requirements please see the Planning Policy section.

Within the current legislative context, affordable housing provision remains subject to specific Planning Obligations. Policy CP7 of the Local Plan (Part 1) states that the Council will seek to address a net annual need for 197 affordable dwellings via a variety of measures. Affordable housing is defined in the NPPF as comprising social rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing. The Developer Contributions and Housing Choices Supplementary Planning Document, holds the detail for affordable housing requirements, available on the link below.


Developer Contributions and Housing Choices Supplementary Planning Document .pdf (3.41 MB)

For further information

Write to: Strategic Housing, Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG

Email: strategichousing@cannockchasedc.gov.uk

Telephone: 01543 462621


CORE .pdf (236.12 KB)


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