As a local authority, we regularly assess housing need. In order to do this, the Housing Enabling team undertake Housing Needs Surveys on behalf of Parish Councils, Developers, etc. We ask a series of questions about current living situations, future aspirations and income, amongst other information, to help us identify current and future housing needs within the area.
The information gathered within the survey helps to identify the nature of tenure homes required ie social/affordable rented, shared ownership and other low cost home ownership options in the area. This assists us in shaping the future development of new homes, in particular affordable housing and will help to ensure that investment in this affordable housing matches local needs as far as possible.
The information gathered is analysed into a summary report which is available to the public. However, individual data collected through the survey will be kept strictly confidential by Taunton Deane Borough Council and will not be shared with any third parties.
If you would like more information on Housing Needs Surveys or are interested in having a Housing Needs Survey undertaken, please contact the Housing Enabling Team on email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01823 219465