Strategic Housing Market Assessment and Housing Needs
Strategic Housing Market Assessments (
) are a way of
assessing housing markets and housing need. They are a crucial
part of the Local Plan evidence base and ensure that policies
are developed with a full understanding of how housing markets
operate in the Borough.
Cheshire East Strategic Housing Market Assessment Update
for Cheshire East
was published and adopted in September 2010. In order to provide
outputs to support the preparation of the Council’s Local Plan Core
Strategy, the 2013 update uses recently released 2011 census data
to update the general social, economic, demographic and dwelling
stock context of the Unitary Authority. The update also aligns the
evidence base to reflect the National Planning Policy
Cheshire East Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2010
Strategic Housing Market Assessment (PDF,
has been produced by
Arc4 consultants on behalf of Cheshire East
Council. The Assessment has been carried out
in accordance with the guidance note 'Strategic Housing Market
Assessments: Practice Guidance' and with guidance from the Cheshire
East Housing Market
Partnership. Please note, that in light of further
information received, an amendment has been made to paragraphs 1.12
and 5.13 (31/01/11).
Core outputs from the
- Estimates of current dwellings in terms of size, type,
condition and tenure;
- Analysis of past and current housing market trends and key
drivers underpinning the housing market;
- Estimate of current number of households in housing need;
- Estimate of future households requiring market and affordable
- Estimates of the sizes of housing required; and
- Estimates of household groups who have particular housing
Summary (PDF, 164KB) is also available.
To compliment the
a report on
Viability of Affordable Housing Requirements (PDF, 908KB) and
an Extra Care
Housing Report (PDF, 549KB) have also been produced.
Former Macclesfield Borough Strategic Housing Market Assessment
and Housing Needs Survey
The former Macclesfield Borough Council published a Housing
Needs Survey in 2004 and updated this with a
2008. This has been superseded by the Cheshire East
but is provided here for information purposes only.
Former Crewe & Nantwich Borough Housing Needs Survey and
Dwelling Balance Analysis
The former Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council commissioned David
Couttie Associates to carry out a Housing Needs Survey in 2005,
which is provided here for information purposes only.
Former Congleton Borough Housing Needs Survey
David Couttie Associates carried out a Housing Needs Survey for
the former Congleton Borough in 2004, which is provided here for
information purposes only.