Bampton Parish Housing Need Survey 2009

In 2008 & 2009, Cumbria Rural Housing Trust, commissioned by the Lake District National Park, conducted Housing Needs Survey across many of the parishes of the Lake District National Park with the purpose of identifying the need for affordable housing.  This report details the information derived from the survey responses from Bampton Parish. 


The survey work undertaken at local level provides information for Parish Councils regarding the housing needs of their community and is essential evidence for Lake District National Park as the Planning Authority, Eden District Council as the Housing Authority, 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 the Parish, Lake District National Park, and Eden District Council, and are placed on the Cumbria Rural Housing Trust web site. 


The Survey

184 survey forms were delivered by post to the households and businesses within of the parish of Bampton (100%), with a return date of 31st July 2009.  73 households returned their completed forms.   This is a return rate of 39.7% which is above the average of 35% return rate for this type of survey in Cumbria since 2006.  Cumbria Rural Housing Trust expresses its thanks to the Parish council and others in the community for their work to promote the survey.

Of the returned forms there were 21 responses, saying that either the whole household or someone living within the household, wished to move within the parish in the next 5 years. 6 of these households stated they were on the Local Authority or Housing Association registers.


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


Housing Need

Of the 21 survey responses indicating a housing need, 12 households are identified as in need of affordable housing in the parish of Bampton within next 5 years. 2 other households are in need of affordable housing but wanted to move to other areas where it appeared they would be eligible.


4 of these households assessed in need in the parish stated that they were registered on the Local Authority and/or a Housing Association or other waiting list.

See page 4 of the survey for the full breakdown of those in need.

It is considered that the remaining 7 responses did not fit Lake District National Park’s criteria for being in need of affordable housing within the parish in the next 5 years.