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Housing



North Devon transferred its housing stock to North Devon Homes external websitein 2000. North Devon Homes now deal with all aspects relating to former council tenancies, new tenancies and garage rentals. All enquiries concerning home ownership, repairs, rent/rent arrears, home improvements and garden maintenance should be directed to North Devon Homes.

Following a major review of the Housing service, involving consultation with local people, we published a far reaching Housing strategy and action plan (pdf 27 kB) PDF logo to address local needs. In July 2008, we published a Housing strategy update (pdf 244 kB) PDF logo.

North Devon's strategic housing service is 'good', says The Audit Commission



Our strategic housing service was inspected by the Audit Commission in early 2009. The report found a 'good' service with 'promising prospects for improvement'.

This is because the service is effectively preventing homelessness, improving private sector housing and enabling the delivery of new homes.

Affordable housing is one of the council’s priority areas. In order to help to address this need the council has worked in partnership with West Somerset Council and Exmoor National Park to create a Rural Housing Enabler project. This project is funded by a number of partner organisations (DEFRA, Housing Corporation, partner registered social landlords). See the post project report (pdf 24 kB) PDF logo on the development at Church Close, Bratton Fleming.

Devon Home Choice



Devon Home Choice

Devon Home Choice External link is a new choice based letting scheme.

Under the scheme, council and housing association homes available to let in Devon will be advertised through Devon Home Choice each week.

Devon Home Choice aims to:
  • provide choice for people seeking housing and the ability to move within Devon
  • develop a common scheme across Devon that is transparent, easy to understand and accessible to all

Devon Home Choice - further information

Devon Home Choice Newsletter - properties currently advertised for bidding.

Research into local housing needs



The Strategic Housing Market Assessment for the Northern Peninsula (pdf 187 kb) PDF logo was published in December 2008.

The report was produced by Housing Vision 'in order to provide sound evidence for housing, planning, regeneration and economic development strategies and interventions. The conclusions of the assessment should assist the local authorities to fulfil a more strategic housing enabling role in future.'

The Northern Peninsula area (NP) includes North Cornwall, Torridge and North Devon, and parts of West Somerset and all of the Exmoor National Park.



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