Barton Housing Need Survey 2009

157 survey forms were delivered by post to the households and businesses of the parish of Barton (100%), with a return date of 31st March 2009.  51 households returned their completed forms.   This is a return rate of 32.48% which is below the average 35% return rate for this type of survey in Cumbria since the beginning of 2006.  The relatively high percentage of non main residences within in the parish may be a contributory factor to this return rate.  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 9 (17.65%) responses, saying that either the whole household or someone living within the household wished to move within the parish in the next 5 years.


Housing Need

Of these 9 survey responses indicating a housing need, 4 households are in need of affordable housing within the next 5 years in the parish of Barton. The need is for rented accommodation, mainly social rent and with one household that could afford intermediate rent.


Only 1 of the 9 households 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 18)                    0                  1             0            2                 3

Family with children (over 18)    0                  0             0            0                 0
Couple                                        0                  0             0            1                 1
Single                                          0                  0             0            0                 0

Family with young children         0                 0             0            0                 0


Total                                           0                  1              0            3                4



 Another household was in need of affordable housing, but stated that they needed to move elsewhere. It is considered that the remaining 4 responses did not fit the LDNP criteria for being in need of affordable housing within the parish in the next 5 years.


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