Lythe and surrounding area Parish Housing Needs Survey

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Scarborough Borough Council’s Rural Housing Enabler is working with Lythe Parish Council and surrounding parishes to undertake a parish housing needs survey in those 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.

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 Lythe parish for all residents from the survey area to comment on any proposed scheme.

The survey period will run for a period of 6 weeks from 17 August 2020 to 30 September 2020.

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: 17th August 2020   End: 30th September 2020
Which audience or groups are being consulted?
  • All Residents and Businesses within the parish of Lythe and surrounding parishes:
    • Newholm cum Dunsley
    • Mickleby
    • Barnby
    • Ellerby 
    • Hutton Mulgrave
    • Ugthorpe
How are we consulting?
  • On-line questionnaire
  • Questionnaire and covering letter delivered to all
    residents and businesses within the parishes of Lythe and surrounding parishes.
  • 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?
  • Lythe
  • Newholm cum Dunsley
  • Mickleby
  • Barnby
  • Ellerby 
  • Hutton Mulgrave
  • Ugthorpe



Colin Huby


Scarborough Rural Housing Enabler, Housing Strategy Team, Environmental Services, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG


01723 232538 or 07807 529711


How will the results be used?

Following the survey period, a full report on the findings and outcomes of the survey will be presented to Lythe Parish Council, Mickleby Group Parish, Ugthorpe Group Parish and Newholm cum Dunsley Parish Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority.

If a parish's affordable housing needs are 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's to look at potential sites.

Findings of the survey will be posted here in December 2020.