Calbeck Housing Need Survey (2004)

The Survey

We posted out 350 survey forms to the parishioners of Calbeck (100%).  193 households returned their completed Part One, and 39 of these also completed Part Two, illustrating that they consider that they have housing need, this will be analysed further in the conclusion to this report.  This is a return rate of 55.14% which is above the average 30.78% return rate for this type of survey in Cumbria since 2003.  The national average is 35%.

Of the returned forms, 20.21% 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 16.38% of returned survey forms have identified a local housing need.

This brief report details the information derived from these 39 Part Two forms.  None of the households are registered with the Local Authority for re-housing.  1 of the households is registered with a local Housing Association for re-housing.  None of the households are registered with another Private Landlord for re-housing.

Housing Need

1. Of the 39 households indicating a housing need, we consider that 19 are in need of affordable housing within the Calbeck Parish area.

4 Within 2 years
5 Between 2 and 5 years
10 In 5 or more years

We consider that the remaining 20 can afford open market housing

2. The current household types of these 19 are:

Household less than 2 years 2 to 5 years More than 5 Years
Not specified      
Couple 2 4 1
Family, Adult children  7 1  
Family, young children     1 
Single 2   8


3. The required property types indicated by responses from these 19 are:

Housing Requirement less than 2 years 2 to 5 years More than 5 Years
3 bedroom unspecified     1
2 bedroom unspecified 4 3 2
No response     3



4. The total weekly income of the 19 households with a housing need are:

Total Weekly Income within 12 months within 3  years within 5 Years
No Reponse 2 3 4 
£301 - £400 1   1
£201 - £300 1   3
£101 - £200   2 1
£49 - £100     1



Of the 19 who expressed a need for affordable housing ,  2 stated they would need to rent , 1 stated they would need shared ownership and 10 would prefer to buy but would need shared ownership or to rent.  There were 13  who stated that there was a need for young couples to set up their first independent home and  one wishing to return to the area after a family breakup.


Based on the  above it is suggested there is a need for a mixed development of  6x two Bed houses for couples for rent or shared ownership and  4 x three Bed houses for rent or shared ownership.