This consultation is open. The final date for feedback is Tuesday 31 January 2020.

Improving the delivery, affordability and quality of housing in Torbay is one of the Cabinet’s priorities. This draft Housing Strategy sets out the Cabinet’s plans towards meeting this priority.

The Cabinet also recognises that people and communities need to be better involved in how the Council is working in order to improve Torbay. As part of this, the Cabinet want to have better on-going conversations with individuals, groups and organisations to help us make Torbay thrive.

Therefore the draft Housing Strategy is very much a work in progress. The Cabinet wants to hear from individuals, groups and organisations - across the public, private and voluntary sectors – about how we can improve the delivery, affordability and quality of housing in Torbay.

Draft Housing Strategy
Details of how we plan to improve the delivery, affordability and quality of housing in Torbay.

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Our housing responsibilities cover a broad range of issues, from identifying land for new homes to improving old ones and meeting the wide variety of housing needs of our communities. More detailed strategies and policies sit beneath the Housing Strategy, setting out our aims and delivery plans in specific areas. If you wish to feedback about the HMO Amenity Standards, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy, Draft Tenancy Strategy or Housing Enforcement Policy please email

Draft Tenancy Strategy
Strategy to guide Registered Providers in developing tenancy policies for their own housing stock.
HMO Amenity Standards
Details the standards for Houses in Multiple Occupation in Torbay to be used by landlords, HMO licence holders and property managers operating in the area to ensure that their properties meet or exceed these minimum requirements.
Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy
Outlines the co-ordinated approach required to tackling and preventing homelessness in our community over the next five years.
Housing Standards Enforcement Policy
Details of our approach to regulating housing standards and tenancy rights in Torbay.