Yanwath & Eamont Bridge 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 Yanwath & Eamont Bridge Parish, which incorporates the villages of Yanwath & Eamont Bridge.   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 Yanwath & Eamont Bridge Parish Council, Eden District Council, and are placed on the Cumbria Rural Housing Trust web site.  www.crht.org

The Survey

276 survey forms were delivered by hand by a Parish Council representative to the households and 12 businesses were posted within the parish of Yanwath & Eamont Bridge (100%).  75 households returned their completed forms (27.17%) and 0 business (0%).   This is a total return rate of 26.04% which is below 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 6 (8%) 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 6 survey responses, indicating a housing need, none of the households are in need of affordable housing within the next 5 years in the parish of Yanwath & Eamont Bridge.


None of the 6 respondents stated that they were registered on the Local Authority and/or a Housing Association or other waiting list.




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