Millom without Parish Housing Need Survey 2008

The Survey


Four hundred and thirty-eight survey forms were posted to the householders and businesses of the parish of Millom Without (100%), with a return date of 31st January 2008.  One hundred and forty-nine householders returned their completed forms.  This is a return rate of 34.02% which is above the average 30.78% return rate for this type of survey in Cumbria since 2003 and below the national average of 35%.


The 2001 Census information for Millom Without Parish shows that there were thirty (6%) second homes or holiday homes in the area and that there were thirteen (2.6%) vacant household spaces.  These figures may have increased in the past seven years, and these households are unlikely to have responded to the survey.


Of the returned forms, twenty-nine (19.46%) responded saying that either the whole family or someone living in the household needed to move, within the parish, in the next five years.  This will be analysed further in this report.  According to surveys completed by Cumbria Rural Housing Trust since 2003, an average of 17.95% of completed forms identified a local housing need.


This report details the information derived from these twenty-nine survey responses who expressed a need to move.  One of the households indicated that they are on the Local Authority and / or a Housing Association waiting list.

Housing Need

1. Of the twenty-nine households indicating a housing need, we consider that eighteen are in need of affordable housing within the Millom Without Parish.

                                             5     Now

                                             1     Within 12 months

                                             3     Within 3 years

                                             9     Within 5 years


We consider that the remaining eleven do not fit the criteria of being in genuine housing need.

2.  The current household types of these eighteen in housing need are:

Household                                             Now     < 12 months < 3 years    < 5 years

Single                                                       0                 0                 1                 0

Family, adult children                                 4                 0                 0                 8

Couple                                                      0                 1                 0                 0

Other                                                        0                 0                 1                 0

Family, young children                               1                 0                 1                 1


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