Burneside Parish Housing Need Survey 2009

The Survey

811 survey forms were delivered by post to the households and businesses of the parish of Burneside (100%), with a return date of 21st March 2009.  258 households returned their completed forms.   This is a return rate of 31.81% which is slightly below the average of 36.64% return rate for this type of survey in Cumbria since the beginning of 2006, and below the national average of 35%.

Of the returned forms, there were 37 (14.34%), forms returned, saying that either the whole household or someone living within the household needed to move, within the parish, in the next 5 years. According to surveys completed by Cumbria Rural Housing Trust since 2003, an average of 17.65% of completed forms identified a local housing need. 11 of these households said that they were registered on the Local Authority and/or a Housing Association or other waiting list.


This report details the information derived from these 37 potential households who expressed a need. 


Housing Need

Of the thirty seven survey responses, we consider that twenty-two households would be in need of affordable housing within the next five years in the parish of Burneside. A breakdown of these is as follows.

5         Within 12 months
Within 3 years
6         Within 5 years


We consider that the remaining fifteen do not fit the criteria of being in need of affordable housing in the parish. One respondent was possibly in need of local housing, rather than affordable housing.


The current household types of these twenty-two in housing need are:

Household                                 Now     <12 mths   <3 years  <5 years
Adult children family                    2                  1              2               1
Couple                                                            1              2               4
Single                                                                              1                
Young children family                  3                  3              1               1


Seven households stated that they were currently registered on the Local Authority and/or a Housing Association or other waiting list.


Some of those in need are at present council or housing association tenants, and some movement between existing affordable housing would satisfy some of the need within the parish, if this could be negotiated. See section - Current Supply of Affordable Housing and Turnover – for more details.