Greystoke Parish Housing Need Survey 2010


Cumbria Rural Housing Trust, commissioned by Eden District Council and supported by the Parish Council conducted a Housing Needs Survey in Greystoke Parish, which incorporates the villages of Greystoke, Johnby, Motherby, and Little Blencow.   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 Council 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 Greystoke Parish Council, Eden District Council, and are placed on the Cumbria Rural Housing Trust web site.

The Survey

433 survey forms were delivered and collected by hand by a Parish Council representative to the households (414) and businesses (19) within the parish of Greystoke (100%).  95 households returned their completed forms (22.94%) and 0 business (0%).   This is a total return rate of 21.93% which is below with 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 Council and others in the community for their work to promote the survey.

Of the returned forms, there were 13 (13.68%) 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 13 survey responses indicating a housing need, 2 households are in need of affordable housing within the next 5 years in the parish of Greystoke. The main need is for rented accommodation.   


1 of the 13 respondents 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            0                 0

Couple                                      0                  0             1            0                 1
Single                                       1                  0             0            0                 1

Family with young children          0                  0             0            0                 0


Total                                        1                  0              1            0                2



 It is considered that the remaining 11 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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