Eardington residents encouraged to complete housing needs survey
Residents of Eardington, near Bridgnorth, are being urged to help shape the future of the parish by completing a housing needs survey.
The survey is being run through Shropshire Council’s Right Home, Right Place initiative, which aims to help identify housing needs across Shropshire.
From today (Monday 15 July 2019), the questionnaire will be sent to residents in Eardington, and all households in the parish are encouraged to take part.
Right Home, Right Place aims to build a clear picture of what type of housing is needed in each parish – whether it’s affordable housing for young professionals, larger properties for families, smaller properties for those looking to downsize, or whether no new housing is presently needed.
Other Shropshire parishes will be surveyed throughout the year.
The information gathered from these surveys enables Right Home, Right Place to share accurate insights with Shropshire Council’s housing team, so they can provide the right housing where it’s needed most.
It also gives residents an invaluable opportunity to help shape the future of their parish by having their say on what kind of housing they think Eardington could most benefit from.
Robert Macey, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for housing and strategic planning, said:
“So that we can provide the right homes in the right place we need people to tell us what type of housing they need and where they need it. This may, for example, be people living with parents but wanting their own place, older people looking to downsize, or someone looking for a house nearer to work.
“Once we know more about what the need is, we’ll speak to the local housing associations and land owners, but also to local business and employers as provision of accommodation will help to attract and retain workers.”
Robert Tindall, local Shropshire Councillor for Brown Clee, said:
“The housing needs survey will be delivered to all households in Eardington from 15 July and will help to understand the requirements and need for housing or accommodation in Eardington parish. I encourage local residents to complete it.
“Right Home, Right Place is looking to find out if people need to downsize or if families can find appropriate housing for their needs. Any evidence gathered may support the type of housing being developed in the parish.”
Eardington residents can fill in the postal survey, or complete it online at www.righthomerightplace.co.uk.