Housing needs

The Council, as strategic housing authority, has a statutory requirement to undertake regular assessments of future housing requirements within the district. We commissioned Arc4 to undertake a district-wide housing needs assessment (HNA) in 2020.

District wide housing needs assessment report (PDF File, 4,740kb)

Sub area summaries of housing needs assessment (PDF File, 4,992kb)

The study provides an evidence base for the local development framework (LDF). The HNA is used by the Council to support decision-making for investment and planning applications and to support housing and planning strategies.