Snainton and Brompton by Sawdon Parish Housing Needs Survey 2020

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Scarborough Borough Council’s Rural Housing Enabler is working with Snainton and Brompton by Sawdon Parish Councils to undertake a parish housing needs survey in these parishes. There is concern 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 area. If a need is proven, it will help us to determine the number and type of properties that are needed.

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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 Snainton or Brompton parish for all residents from the survey area to comment on any proposed scheme.

The survey period will run for a period of 9 weeks from 1 December 2020 to 15 January 2021 (this is to take account of the Christmas festive break).

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.

Consultation details

When is the consultation taking place?

Start: 1 Dec 2020 to 15 January 2021

Which audience or groups are being consulted?






All Residents and Businesses within the parishes of Snainton and Brompton by Sawdon.

How are we consulting?

On-line questionnaire

Questionnaire and covering letter delivered to all residents and businesses within the parishes of: Snainton and Brompton by Sawdon.

Posters advertising the survey to be displayed in above parishes.

Press release going out to the Scarborough News and radio.

QR Code for smartphones

Area covered by the consultation?

Parishes of: Snainton and Brompton by Sawdon