Disproportionate burden assessment for Housing Asset Management Strategy


Colchester City Council – Housing Asset Management Strategy – 2022 to 2027 The Council owns over 7000 homes (tenanted and leasehold) across Colchester, which are managed on a day-to-day basis, by Colchester Borough Homes, to deliver high quality services to residents and to continue to maintain the housing stock to a high quality, which ensures that residents live in well-maintained homes. The Council in conjunction with Colchester Borough Homes have developed and produced this strategy that sets out the key priorities and the levels of investment that are planned over the next five years, together with considering the longer-term investment requirements, that link to the Housing Revenue Account (Business Plan).

Benefits of creating an accessible version

The benefits of creating a HTML version of this PDF would be:
  • A fully accessible version for all users to access
  • An easily searchable and indexable version

Burden placed on the organisation

We've estimated that it would take around 5 weeks of a content designer's time to create a HTML version of this PDF. There are a number of tables and charts in the report with detailed financial forecasts which would be difficult to convert to an accessible version placing a disproportionate burden on the organisation.

Contributing factors

Other factors relevant to this decision are:
  • We have never received a request for an accessible version of the document.
  • We will continue to assist with accessible versions on request.


Having considered the estimated effort involved in creating a HTML version, the limited demand, and that we have never received a request for an accessible version, this document will be placed on the website as a PDF. We have concluded that the work involved in creating a HTML version would be a poor use of staff time and represents a disproportionate burden on the organisation.

Asset Management Strategy (PDF, 2.38MB)

If you need any of the information from the PDF provided in another format, contact client.services@colchester.gov.uk.

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