Strategic Housing Market Assessment

A Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) is a crucial aspect of the evidence base in terms of preparing local planning policies and housing strategies. Its purpose is to provide evidence on housing need and demand across a housing market area in terms of affordable and market housing, identify the housing requirements of specific groups and the appropriate mix of housing required.

The National Planning Policy Framework confirms that local authorities should continue to prepare a SHMA as part of the evidence base supporting the preparation of local plans and in order to develop a clear understanding of local housing needs and aspirations.

Recently updated, the findings of this study provide an up to date, robust and defensible evidence base to underpin policy development.

The SHMA 2016 is presented in two volumes:

The first volume presents findings in relation to the current local housing market; affordable housing requirements; results of the primary household survey and the housing needs of specific groups.

The second volume presents the findings in relation to the Objectively Assessed Need for housing in the borough. This includes analysis of demographic projections; future jobs and market signals.

In light of the evidence, the third document is a partial update to Volume 2.

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.pdf fileVolume1-Strategic-Housing-Market-Assessment2016.pdf (2088k)

Last modified: 03/03/2016 12:38:04

.pdf fileVolume2-Objectively-Assessed-Housing-Need.pdf (2491k)

Last modified: 03/03/2016 12:39:15

.pdf fileSHMA Vol 2 (Update September 2016).pdf (615k)

Last modified: 25/10/2017 16:18:01

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