RESIDENTS from across the district have been asked to share their thoughts on affordable housing in our area.

Cotswold District Council is running a six-week consultation to gather views on the topic and wants to understand residents' housing challenges and priorities.

Feedback from the consultation will be used to shape the council's housing strategy which aims to increase opportunities for people to access high quality affordable housing.

It will influence the council’s work with partner organisations and registered housing providers, as well as landowners, developers and community-led organisations. 

In addition, it will also support bids for any additional funding. 

Cllr Joe Harris, leader of CDC and portfolio holder for housing, said: “The affordable housing crisis we are facing across the country is appalling, especially in the Cotswold District as the second most expensive place to buy a house in the South West of England.

“Average house prices in the Cotswolds are 14 times more than the average salary which is shocking and makes it impossible for young people to get on the housing ladder.

“We want to hear the views of everyone in the district, so that we can focus on what our residents need and how we can support them as part of our commitment to delivering the right homes for our residents.”

The consultation will be open until Wednesday, February 21.

To take part in the consultation visit