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Housing Strategy

We're currently working on updating our housing strategy. You can view our previous housing strategy 2015-2020 below. 

Housing Strategy 2015-2020

The  Guildford Borough Housing Strategy 2015-20, (PDF) [4MB]  set out our ambitions for housing. After carrying out a consultation in 2014 with Guildford residents and stakeholders, the new strategy was adopted in February 2015.

The Housing Strategy 2015-20 concentrated on affordable housing and the use and quality of existing homes.

Responses to comments received during the consultation can be read in our  Housing Strategy 2015-20 Consultation Responses Summary. (PDF) [784KB]  

Rural housing

As part of our Housing Strategy and Rural Economic Strategy, we are supporting the delivery of affordable housing on rural exception sites. Rural exception sites are small plots of land that can be used for housing.

Our goal is to provide rural affordable housing for the local community to help families stay together and prevent the loss of local services.

Watch our video to find out more about rural housing.

Housing Strategy Progress Report 2017

You can view our Housing Strategy Progress Report 2017 (PDF) [662KB]  and our  Housing Advice Statistical Update 2017. (PDF) [980KB]

Other housing strategy documents

Homelessness Strategy 2018 - 2020 (PDF) [1MB]

Housing Strategy Interim Statement (PDF) [1MB]

Housing Needs Assessment Report (PDF) [2MB]

Briefing Note and FAQ - Housing needs assessment (PDF) [8KB]