Two people from Plymouth City Council have both been listed in the top 30 most influential people in the country for local government housing.
Top trade publication Inside Housing named Tracey Lee, Chief Executive and Nick Carter, Housing Delivery Manager, among their most influential.
Tracey Lee, Chief Executive of Plymouth City Council.
The feature in Inside Housing states: “Tracey Lee is proudest of the 5,000 new homes being delivered in Plymouth over five years.”
“Nick Carter has led a dynamic and ambitious programme to deliver 1,650 new homes in Plymouth, half of which will be affordable. He has secured cross-party support for developments.”
Emma Maier, Editor of Inside Housing said: “There couldn’t be a more important time to focus on councils’ achievements and champion the people who are helping to ensure that more people have a quality home to live in.”
Tracey Lee said: “I am delighted that Plymouth continues to get national recognition for the fantastic work that is taking place here to improve housing. This recognition from Inside Housingtops a great year for the Council in which we won the RTPI Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing, RTPI Local Authority Planning Team of the Year, and the coveted RTPI Silver Jubilee Cup for our Plan for Homes.”
The cross-party Plan for Homes is Plymouth’s commitment to deliver 5,000 homes over the next five years using a range of methods including bringing empty homes back into use, building on brownfield sites, increasing affordable housing,
Nick Carter, Housing Delivery Manager.
building Starter Homes and enabling more Rentplus (‘rent to buy’) homes. A cornerstone of Plan for Homes has been the release of 33 council owned sites that will result in 138 acres of land being developed for housing.
Nick Carter said: “It is always good to be recognised nationally for our work and we are proud that 35% of homes built in Plymouth since 2006 have been affordable. The land that we have released as part of Plan for Homes will deliver 1,650 new homes, of which 50% are affordable, and this will reduce the city’s priority housing waiting list by 20%. None of this would be possible without the support of all our housing partners in the city.
“So we are proud of our achievements but we must not be complacent and we will continue to work with all of our partners to deliver better housing for Plymouth.”
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