South Kesteven District Council is developing a new, collaborative, housing strategy using the tools and techniques learnt by working with the LGA and Design Council.
As seen in the LGA Innovation Zone at the LGA Conference 2017; mastering a collaborative approach to public service delivery…
- See problems turn into opportunities, with real buy-in from stakeholders;
- Understand who needs to be involved in conversations, when they need to input, and what their value is;
- Ensure your projects are properly resourced and fully supported from the outset;
- Realise early delivery of outcomes through the use of prototyping and incremental development; but only once you’ve properly explored the issue at hand!
…evidenced through a unique approach to housing strategy development by South Kesteven District Council
We know what our housing need is, and we know we have allocated enough land to meet that need. The problem is, though; housing delivery is not meeting that need.
As it happens, it's not about housing, but about the wider economy: the housing market will only deliver what people demand, and the best way for a Local Authority to influence that demand is to consider how it can meet the wants and needs of the key stakeholders in the district: businesses, landowners, education providers and developers.
How is the new approach being sustained?:
South Kesteven District Council is developing a new, collaborative, housing strategy and has used the tools and techniques learnt by working with the LGA and Design Council achieve a deliverable plan of action which has the buy-in of members, officers and the housing industry.
That using a collaborative approach to design, at whatever level; achieves outcomes in an iterative manner that supports learning, user buy-in and ensures success.