Somerset Housing Framework


Somerset Housing Strategy

Somerset Strategic Housing Framework

The Somerset Strategic Housing Framework 2018- 2022 has a vision that seeks to achieve the following:

  • Strong and effective strategic leadership
  • A local economy that provides opportunity for all
  • Homes in Somerset that are good for your health
  • A society that supports the vulnerable

It is proposed that the vision will be delivered by a range of supporting Priorities and Ambitions.

The Framework is now out for consultation and the report can be found below.


To support the review of the Framework, each Somerset district and the County Council produced Housing Market Profiles to highlight key issues, achievements, opportunities and challenges.


A very successful and well-attended Strategic Housing Framework conference was organised as part of the review on July 12th 2017 at Taunton Rugby Club, with over one hundred delegates attending.

There were 7 key note speakers and the event was chaired by Nick Horne, Chief Executive of Knightstone Housing Association. Each presentation is available below:

Framework consultation

Working from consultation responses on the Housing Market Profiles and the Workshop Summary, we now have the pdf icon Draft Somerset Strategic Housing Framework [976kb] and a countywide consultation has now started and runs until 30th April 2018, accompanied by the pdf icon Equality Impact Assessment [201kb].

There are several ways you can tell us your views or seek further information. Please note that Mendip District Council are coordinating responses to this consultation on behalf of all Somerset district councils, the County Council and partner agencies.

You can complete an on-line consultation response form by clicking this link.

Or, download the document and complete the questionnaire and post to:

Mendip District Council
Council Offices
Cannards Grave Road
Shepton Mallet
Somerset BA4 5BT

Or email your comments to:

For advice please call 0300 303 8588.