Rural Housing Needs Survey

We have a statutory duty (1985 Housing Act) to investigate housing needs and examine ways of meeting those needs. We have a rolling programme for updating Rural Housing Needs Surveys (every five years) as recommended by best practice.

The aim of the Rural Housing Needs Surveys is to provide an impartial evidenced overview of the scale and nature of the housing need in a village or parish.  Information from these surveys is used to ensure new homes built contribute towards meeting the needs of existing local residents.

Rural Housing Needs Survey (RHNS) timetable