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

 Guilsborough Housing Survey - this survey closes 20th April 2020 at 5pm

Residents of Guilsborough are invited to take part in a survey about their housing circumstances and needs. Letters inviting residents have been sent to households in the Guilsborough Parish prior to the survey opening. The survey is also open to non-residents if they have a local connection to the area e.g. work, used to live there or have a close family member living there, where they would like to move back to the area in the future. Those accessing the survey will be required to submit their validation reference which can be found on their letter or provided over the phone (contact us).

Complete the Guilsborough Housing Survey


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