Burton Housing Need Survey (2004)

The Survey

We posted out 582 survey forms to the parishioners of Burton.  151 households returned their completed Part One, and 25 of these also completed Part Two, illustrating that they consider that they have a housing need, this is analysed further below.  This is a return rate of 25.95%.

Of the returned forms, 16.56% of households made a positive response to the question of whether they have a need for local housing now or in the near future.  In Cumbria since 2003 on average 15.94% of returned survey forms have identified a local housing need.

This brief report details the information derived from these 25 Part Two forms.  1 of the households is registered with the Local Authority for re-housing.  None of the households are registered with a local Housing Association for re-housing.  2 of the households are registered with another Private Landlord for re-housing.


Housing Need

1.  Of the 25 indicating a housing need we consider that 12 are in need of affordable housing within the Burton parish area.  We consider that the remaining 13 can afford open market housing.

5 Within 12 months
5 Within 3 years
2 Within 5 years

2.  The current household types of these 12 are:

Household Within 12 Months   Within 3 Years Within 5 Years
Couple  2 3 0
Family, adult children 1 0 0
Family, young children 1 1 1
Single 1 1 1
Of these the number which include at least one person over the age of 60 are:
  2 2 1

3.  The required property types and tenure indicated by responses from these 12 are:

 

 4.  The total weekly incomes of the 12 households expressing a housing need are:

 

 Conclusion

Of the 12 who need affordable housing , 2 households expressed a preference for a four bedroom property  although this was not a need.  Two required warden assisted or accommodation on one level due to age and infirmity, 2 preferred to rent and 8 preferred buying on the open market although their income levels suggested that six would need shared ownership.   South Lakeland District Council stock totals 15 (to rent) and Registered Social Landlords 0.

Recommendations

Based on the above it is suggested that there is a need for a small development for three 2 bed houses and two 3 bed bungalows for rent or shared ownership.  There are two couples who are setting up home together and one adult child who would need shared ownership.

Burton 22/11/2004

At the time of writing the report, the development planning period (the time taken from site identification to building) was under estimated.  After reviewing this with the facts of the survey it is felt appropriate to put a caveat on the number of households needing to be provided.  Based on previous Trust experience dependent on the time taken to identify a suitable site the number of dwellings required could rise to ten