Housing for your Community

Providing evidence to deliver new homes to help your community to thrive.


We have been working with communities across the county to identify local housing needs since 2005. We produce high quality, independent and robust Housing Needs Reports that;

  • give Parish Councils evidence of general housing needs, which is useful when commenting on planning applications and in any pre-app discussions with developers
  • show the level of affordable housing need, which can lead on to developing small housing schemes, by working with Housing Associations
  • can influence local planning policy in the longer term
  • can be used to provide evidence for Neighbourhood Plans

The Smart Communities team can help you through the whole process, from applying for funding to devising a bespoke survey and producing an in-depth report. And then give guidance and support on what to do next, how to work to deliver the housing required.

Would this be useful for your community?

If you are interested in finding out more about how we could work with you please contact our Smart Communities Officers.