Housing Asset Management Strategy 2019 - 2024 - Report - Page 17
We have a comprehensive new build programme that we know can be funded from existing resources. The challenge will be in finding
sites and enabling the scale of development we are seeking. The HRA Business Plan provides a comprehensive analysis of the new build
programme over the long term and specifically to 2023.
Maximising the use of stock
An analysis of our tenants’ household size has indicated a high level of under occupation in the stock that needs
to be a priority to try and deliver a more efficiently occupied housing stock. Attention to this was detailed in the
HRA Business Plan and was an adopted action within it.
strides have been
achieved on fire
our tower block.
We have a range
of other blocks
of flats and we
recognise that fire
is required and will
We have several hard to let properties that are almost exclusively within Retired Living schemes. We will be undertaking a review of our Retired
Living accommodation to consider the needs of the East Suffolk ageing population as well as other vulnerable groups.
Harmonising asset management
It is recognised that the Council owns buildings which are assets shared between the HRA and General Fund. Our approach to managing
them should be coherent and integrated to be as efficient as possible. Closer working on IT systems is underway and the joint use of an Asset
Performance Tool is being considered.