Housing Needs Surveys

Housing Needs Surveys 

All local authorities have a statutory duty to assess housing need within their area as per the 1985 Housing Act.

Nationally there is a significant shortfall in provision of housing compared with the level of need. Locally the Objectively Assessed Housing Needs Report produced by Cambridge University identifies the level of housing need. This is supplemented by the earlier Strategic Housing Market Assessment which looks at the types of housing that is required.

Although these reports identify the level of housing across the district, we also need to understand the housing need on a more local level.

One of the ways in which we do this is by conducting Housing Surveys, which help identify whether the area needs market housing, affordable housing or both.   

The  survey report on its own will not be used as a tool to develop housing, but it could be used as an evidence base to underpin a planning application, should one be submitted.       

Current and Forthcoming Housing Surveys

Ravensthorpe Housing Survey

Closing Date: Monday 10th February 2020

Residents of Ravensthorpe Parish are invited to complete an online survey about their housing circumstances and needs. Letters inviting residents to fill out the survey are sent to all households in Ravensthorpe prior to the survey opening. Each letter contains a reference number, unique to that household, which is required in order to validate the survey.

If you have a local connection (other than residency) to Ravensthorpe, for example work or family, and would like to complete a survey, or if you require a survey sending to you, then please contact us.



Completing our surveys - your data
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