Housing strategy and policy advice

arc4 is well placed to support you to develop your strategic and policy response. Our approach is underpinned by your evidence base.

Typically, the initial driver for the strategy is a desire for a prospectus for growth but that is not always the case and consultation with a wider group of council officers, elected members and residents often develop a more comprehensive document taking into account a broader range of issues and challenges. 

Devolution deals and the advent of combined authorities have brought the need for a strategic approach to housing delivery and its integration with planning and infrastructure development into sharper focus; working cross boundary and considering what others are doing is critical.

Considering the national, regional and local contexts, an effective housing strategy sets the framework for activity and practical measures to achieve housing priorities that align and complement other key activities. In deciding on a strategy, authorities face some critical challenges.

We consider the challenges in your market, your current response and what your resources and ambitions are to develop a robust, forward thinking and practical strategy that focuses on new and existing homes as well as homelessness, older people, asset management, economic development and health.

We take a very innovative approach to support you to find solutions, from best practice elsewhere or simply working with you to try new approaches to your challenges.

Housing strategy and policy advice Case Studies

  • Trafford Borough Council - Housing Strategy

    In 2017, Trafford Council commissioned both arc4 and Campbell Tickell to work together to produce a five year Housing Strategy.

  • The Riverside Group - Neighbourhoods matter

    he Riverside Group, looking to initiate two major regeneration initiatives outside of London, appointed arc4 to identify and recommend the neighbourhoods in which Riverside should...

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  • Livin Housing Ltd

    Livin is a charitable industrial provident society and a registered housing provider. They own in excess of 8,500 properties and 60 commercial properties, as well as areas of land, making them one...

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  • Trafford Housing Trust

    arc4 were appointed to help deepen Trafford Housing Trust’s understanding of the housing markets in Greater Manchester and Cheshire; and, in particular, of how adjacent housing markets...

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