Kerry has worked with Kent County Council and the Districts in Kent over the last 5 years to support the development of a County wide Housing Strategy. This work began with a strategic housing market assessment for Kent and Medway. It extended to work on rural affordable housing and support for some of the Councils to develop their local investment plans to secure HCA and other funding. The development of the project included significant levels of stakeholder consultation through stakeholder events and workshops and regular presentation and engagement with local Councillors and senior officers. This was essential to secure support for a shared strategy across a diverse County and has set in train a new commitment to collaborative working between the Districts.