Wealden District Council
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Housing Needs Survey

Status: Closed

The Council have commissioned Fordham Research to carry out this survey to find out about the housing needs of its residents now and also their future needs. The results will help to inform the ‘Local Development Framework’ which will guide future development in the District to 2026.

Wealden District Council has commissioned Fordham Research to undertake a new housing needs survey for the whole of the district.

Who will be sent a survey?

All households in rural parishes will be sent a questionnaire, with households in urban parishes being randomly selected in order to provide a statistically representative cross-section of the views of local residents as far as possible.

When will the survey be sent out?

The survey will be distributed in early June 2009, if you receive a questionnaire in the post please return it by 17th July 2009 in the pre-paid envelope provided.

Why complete the survey?

It is important that everyone completes and returns this survey as the findings will form part of the evidence for the ‘Local Development Framework’, which will guide future development in the District to 2026.

It is vital that the Council has this evidence to ensure affordable housing is built where it is needed and the right type and size private housing developments take place. The information will also help to provide specialist housing where needed e.g. for older people such as extra care.


Results reports:

Key findings and changes made:

Taking into account incomes, affordability and the availability of affordable housing, the survey has identified an annual affordable housing need of 812 in Wealden. The results from this study will provide evidence to support the development of housing, including affordable housing, across the District and policies within the emerging Local Development Framework.

Topics covered by this consultation:

Private sector housing

Consultation Start Date: 10/06/2009

Consultation End Date: 17/07/2009

Results expected by: 31/12/2009

Please note: these dates are subject to change.

Areas covered by this consultation:

Wealden District (All)

Target audience for this consultation:

Wealden Residents

Frequency of this consultation: Housing Needs Survey

Methods of consultation used:


What Happens Next?

The results of the survey will help the Council to bid for Government funding for local housing projects and will be important in drawing up Wealden’s Local Development Framework.

Contact Details:

Contact Name: housing@wealden.gov.uk

Email: housing@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01323 443384