Peterborough is “punching above its weight” in delivering housing despite a national crisis, according to a senior city councillor.
Councillor Peter Hiller, portfolio holder for housing and planning, was speaking at Monday’s cabinet meeting where a draft housing strategy for 2016-2021 was sent to public consultation.
The strategy has four priorities: Supporting substantial and sustainable growth, increasing the supply of affordable homes, improving housing conditions and ensuring that a range of supported and specialist accommodation is available.
The strategy includes a policy to “increase the amount and type of temporary accommodation,” which has been a major issue in the city this year.
Simon Machen, corporate director growth and regeneration for the council, said “we are actively looking at options” with regards to temporary accommodation.