Cliburn Parish Housing Need Survey 2010

Cumbria Rural Housing Trust, commissioned by Eden District Council and supported by the Parish Meeting conducted a Housing Needs Survey in Cliburn Parish.  The purpose of the survey was to identify the need for affordable housing in the parish.  This report details the information derived from the survey responses.    


The survey work undertaken at local level provides information for the Parish Meeting regarding the housing needs of their community and is essential evidence for Eden District Council, planners, Registered Social Landlords and developers to establish if there is a need for affordable housing. 


Copies of the findings of the survey are distributed to Cliburn Parish Meeting, Eden District Council.

The Survey

118 survey forms were hand delivered by Parish Meeting representatives to all households within the parish of Cliburn (100%), 5 business letters were posted.  42 households returned their completed forms (35.59%) and 1 business (20%).   This is a total return rate of 34.96% which is above the current 32% average return rate for this type of survey in the Eden District.  Cumbria Rural Housing Trust expresses its thanks to the Parish Meeting and others in the community for their work to promote the survey.

Of the returned forms, there were 8 (6.77%) responses, saying that either the whole household or someone living within the household wished to move within the parish in the next 5 years.


See Appendix 1 for the criteria used to determine whether a household is in need.


Housing Need

Of the 8 survey responses, indicating a housing need, some had a multiple need, giving 9 in total.   Of these, 3 households are in need of affordable housing within the next 5 years in the parish of Cliburn. The main need is for rented accommodation.   


None of the 9 respondents none stated that they were registered on the Local Authority and/or a Housing Association or other waiting list.


The current household types of those in housing need are:

Household                                 Now     <12 mths   <3 years  <5 years      Total
Adult child (over 15)                   0                  0             0           1                 1

Couple                                        0                  0             0            0                 0

Single                                          0                  0             0            1                 1

Family with young children         0                  0             0            1                 1


Total                                           0                  0              0            3                3


 It is considered that the remaining 6 responses did not fit Eden District Council’s criteria for being in need of affordable housing within the parish in the next 5 years.



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