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Strategic Housing Market Assessment

 

The Housing Market Assessment aims to enable the Council to understand the nature and level of housing demand and need within South Staffordshire. The study is being carried out by David Couttie Associates, an experienced and independent consultant specialising in housing issues.

 

It is essential that the Council understands the whole housing market and can develop sound and robust approaches to preparing and reviewing local planning and housing strategies. It can also inform the Council’s Business Planning Process, as well as to identify targets for investment.

 

 Specifically a local Housing Market Assessment (HMA) contributes to the following areas:-

 

  • Enabling local authorities to think spatially about the nature and influence of the housing markets in respect to their local area;
  • Providing robust evidence to inform policies aimed at providing the right mix of housing across the whole housing market – both market and affordable housing;
  • Providing evidence to inform policies about the level of affordable housing required, including the need for different sizes of affordable housing;
  • Supporting authorities to develop a strategic approach to housing through consideration of housing need and demand in all housing sectors – owner occupied, private rented and affordable – and assessment of the key drivers and relationships within the housing market;
  • Drawing together the bulk of the evidence required for local authorities to appraise strategic housing options including social housing allocation priorities, the role of intermediate housing products, stock renewal, conversion, demolition and transfer; and
  • Ensuring the most appropriate and cost-effective use of public funds.

 

The latest 2012 Housing Market Assessment was published in January 2013. The main report is available below along with the sub area reports for each locality.

 

Links

Housing Market Assessment 2012

 

Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2012

 

Sub Areas

 

Northern Sub Area Report 

(including Penkridge, Huntington, Dunston, Bednall, Acton Trussell, Coppenhall and Hatherton)

 

Northwestern Sub Area Report 

(including Brewood, Coven, Wheaton Aston, Bishops Wood, Blymhill, Brineton, Coven Heath, Great Chatwell, Lapley, Stretton and Weston-under-Lizard)

 

Northeastern Sub Area Report

(including Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley, Essington, Featherstone, Hilton, Shareshill, Newtown, Saredon, Springhill and Wedges Mills)

 

Southern Sub Area Report

(including Kinver, Wombourne, Swindon, Bobbington, Trysull, Enville, Gospel End, Halfpenny Green, Himley and Lower Penn)

 

Central Area Sub Area Report 

(including Bilbrook, Codsall, Perton, Pattingham, Burnhill Green, Codsall Wood, Kingswood and Oaken)

 

Housing Market Assessment 2007

 

Please see below for information on the previous 2007 Housing Market Assessment:

 

Housing Market Assessment 2007

Balanced Housing Market Report

Housing Market Assessment Update 2010

Contact

We would welcome any queries or comments regarding the reports you may have.

 

Regeneration


Telephone: (01902) 696000
Email: housingstrategy@sstaffs.gov.uk

 

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