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Craven Arms residents urged to take part in housing survey

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Residents in Craven Arms are being asked to complete a short questionnaire to help determine the housing needs of their local parish.

The survey is being led by Right Home, Right Place, a Shropshire Council-led initiative which aims to identify hidden housing needs across the county and ensure local people have access to the right housing in their area.

Craven Arms housing needs survey infographic

Craven Arms housing needs survey

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for built housing, said:-

“If you live in Craven Arms you should have received our Housing Needs Survey. Please try to complete it, whatever your housing status.

“These surveys are invaluable, not just for helping Shropshire Council to understand the different demographics and housing needs in your parish, but also for parish councils to get a clearer picture of whether affordable housing is needed in that parish – and by whom.

“Without finding out about people’s current housing situation, we have no way of understanding whether there’s enough of the right properties in a parish for those who need them: whether it’s a single parent living with family, an older person looking for a property with easier mobility, an individual who can’t get on the property ladder, or a young family who needs something larger.

“If you live in this parish, please make sure you complete it asap; it could help to shape future homes. You can complete the survey here.”

Throughout the year Right Home, Right Place runs questionnaires in all participating parishes across Shropshire.

Tim Shrosbree, Shropshire Council’s community-led housing enabler, added:-

“Whether you’re happy in your current home or struggling to find the right property in your parish, we need everyone to complete the survey. Your answers could help to shape future housing provisions in your area, so it’s important to have your say.”

Map of parishes across Shropshire who’ve taken part in local housing surveys

Map of parishes in Shropshire who’ve taken part in local housing surveys

Hilary Luff, a local Shropshire Councillor for Church Stretton and Craven Arms, said:-

“It is important that we have knowledge of what local people want for their housing needs. Please can as many people as possible fill in the survey, so that we can make sure we plan for the future: and get it right to meet demand.”

Closing date for the Craven Arms housing need survey is Friday 4 November 2022.

To find out more about our housing needs surveys and our Right Home, Right Place initiative, visit – Right Home Right Place | Identifying Housing Need in Shropshire

Further information

When the results of the survey are published, it will only publish anonymised responses, parts of responses, or a summarised version of responses to the questions. It will not be possible to identify individuals from the survey report.