Strategic Housing Market Assessment

Strategic Housing Market Assessments are a way of assessing housing markets and housing need. A SHMA was prepared in 2010 and updated in 2013. For the purposes of the Cheshire East Local Plan, the most up to date evidence on housing need is the Housing Development Study prepared in 2015.

Housing Development Study 2015

The objective of the Housing Development Study 2015 (PDF, 3.1MB) was to establish the objectively assessed need for market and affordable housing in the borough.

Cheshire East  SHMA update 2013

A comprehensive SHMA for Cheshire East was published in September 2010. The Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2013 Update (PDF, 1.2MB) uses more up to date 2011 census data to update the general social, economic, demographic and dwelling stock context of the borough.

Cheshire East  SHMA 2010

Row Of HousesA Strategic Housing Market Assessment (PDF, 2.4MB) was produced by Arc4 consultants on behalf of Cheshire East Council.  The Assessment was 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 January 2011).