Fylingdales Parish Housing Needs Survey 2017

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Scarborough Borough Council’s Rural Housing Enabler is working with Fylingdales Parish Council to undertake a parish housing needs survey in Fylingdales Parish. There is concern both nationally and locally about the lack of affordable housing in rural areas for local people on average incomes resulting in many people having to leave their village to seek accommodation elsewhere. The aim of the survey is to establish whether there is a need for more affordable housing for local people in the parish. If a need is proven, it will help us to determine the number and type of properties that are needed.

Only respondents in housing need are asked to complete the questionnaire, however, should any site for affordable housing come forward as a result of the responses from the survey, then a public consultation open event would be held in the parish for all residents to comment on any proposed scheme.  

The survey period will run for a period of 4 weeks from 12 July 2017 to 18 August 2017.

Survey summary

What is Affordable Housing and Housing Need Surveys?

Affordable Housing is housing that is provided for sale or rent to those whose needs are not met by the market (this can include housing that provides a subsidised route to home ownership).

Housing Needs Surveys are an objective tool principally used to gather factual information on the scale and nature of housing need at the local (community) level. They seek to gain information on the attributes of households seeking accommodation whose requirements are not met by the current housing stock.

Identifying the nature and extent of housing need is the founding block of any scheme that provides homes to meet local housing needs.


When is the consultation taking place?
Start: 12 July 2017 to 18 August 2017
Which audience or groups are being consulted?
  • All Residents and Businesses within the parish of Fylingdales
How are we consulting?
  • On-line questionnaire
  • Questionnaire and covering letter delivered to all residents and businesses within the parish of Fylingdales.
  • Posters advertising the survey to be displayed in Fylingthorpe and Robin Hoods Bay
  • Press release going out to the Whitby Gazette and radio.
  • Article about the survey to appear in the local Bay News
Area covered by the consultation?
  • Parish of Fylingdales