We are working with Egton Parish Council to undertake a housing needs survey. There is concern within the parish about a lack of affordable housing. This may result in residents on average incomes having to seek accommodation elsewhere.
This survey aims to find out if there is a need for more affordable housing for residents in the Egton Parish. If there is a need, the survey results will help determine the number and type of properties needed.
Please only fill in the survey if you are in need of housing.
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 Egton for all residents from the survey area to comment on any proposed scheme.
The survey period will run for a period of 8 weeks from 25 October to 17 December 2021.
What is affordable housing
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).
What are housing need surveys
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.
Dates of the consultation
25 October 2021 to 17 December 2021.
Audience or groups are being consulted
All residents and businesses within the parish of Egton.
How we are consulting
- On-line questionnaire
- Questionnaire and covering letter delivered to all residents and businesses within the parish of Egton
- Posters advertising the survey to be displayed in above parishes.
- Press release going out to the Whitby Gazette and radio.
- QR Code for smartphones
Area covered by the consultation
Parish of Egton including Egton Bridge.
How the results will be used
A full report on the findings and outcomes will be presented to Egton Parish Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority. If a parish affordable housing need is identified from the survey, then the NYMNPA and the parish council will make a joint decision to look for a suitable site in the parish in order to meet that need. This normally means conducting a tour around the main settlements within the parish to look at potential sites.
Findings from the survey will be posted here in January 2022.
Scarborough Rural Housing Enabler
Housing Strategy Team
St Nicholas Street
Tel: 01723 232538 or 07807 529711