Wrexham and Flintshire’s joint Local Housing Market Assessment
People in the Wrexham and Flintshire areas are being asked to take part in a
survey that will help both Councils understand the amount and type of housing
needed over the coming years.
The survey known as a Local Housing Market Assessment, has been commissioned to
ensure that both authorities can prepare housing and planning policies which
reflect the needs of local communities.
The Assessment will find out how much housing is needed, what the aspirations
of households are along with the need for specialist and supported housing for
particular groups, such as older people.
A specialist housing and research company called Arc4 has been appointed to
carry out the Assessment and report on the findings. Their research will be
based on a survey of local residents, discussions with house builders, estate
agents, registered social landlords and other interested parties, and an
analysis of statistical information such as the Census 2011.
Cllr Helen Brown Flintshire County Council Cabinet Member for Housing, said:
It is important that new housing in North East Wales meets local housing
needs. This study will help secure housing for local people and support
economic growth in our local communities.
A postal survey will be sent out in September 2014 to over 27,500 randomly
selected households across Wrexham and Flintshire. This is an important
opportunity for residents who receive the questionnaire to have their say and
return it in the freepost envelope provided.
More information can be found by visiting
www.wrexhamflintshirehousingsurvey2014.info or www.flintshire.gov.uk