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Colchester Borough 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...

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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).

The strategy broadly covers the following key areas

  • Investing for the Future
    • Targeting investment to ensure that these homes are maintained, and improvements are made such as doors, windows, and roof replacement as well as replacement of kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Keeping Your Home Safe and Secure
    • Investing in the maintenance and improvement of your homes to ensure they remain safe, secure, and comfortable.
  • Preparing for Climate Change
    • The Strategy supports to the approach to achieving net zero carbon by 2050.
  • Homes for Life
    • There will be an ongoing review of existing stock to maintain quality with targeted investment to meet the changing needs and aspirations of our residents.
  • Rethinking Use
    • The Council and CBH have reviewed the approach to sheltered accommodation, which has led to reinvestment and redevelopment. The stock condition will be reviewed regularly to make best use of existing and future stock for our residents.


The Council and Colchester Borough Homes are also responding to the emerging requirements of the Building Safety Act 2022 and the requirements of the Social Housing White Paper which will involve meeting consumer standards and listening carefully to the views and requirements of our residents.

The Strategy will be reviewed on a regular basis during its life using the action plan developed as part of the strategy to monitor progress. The action plan will be regularly updated, to reflect changes that occur over the next five years.

Housing Asset Management Strategy

If you have any enquiries regarding the strategy email your enquiry to client.services@colchester.gov.uk

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