New housing surveys

In 1997 and 2004, surveys of new housing developments were conducted, with questionnaires sent to households in new build developments completed in the Borough between 1994-1996 and 1997-2003 respectively.  The aim of the surveys was to request feedback from residents of recently completed new build properties in the Borough and ascertain their views on various aspects of their new homes.

The surveys also sought information on the characteristics of households living in new build properties, where these residents used to live, where they worked and the type and location of schools attended by children and the modes of transport to and from work and school. The results of these surveys have informed the Council as to how well its existing planning policies were working and provided information for the planning of Council services. 

The 2007 New Housing Re-survey revisited the sites originally surveyed in 1997 and 2004 with the aim of reviewing the views of households and to see how the composition and characteristics of these households has changed over time, particularly in relation to age profile and child yield. The results of the re-survey will feed back into the review of the Council's planning policies for housing development in the Local Development Framework and assist in the planning of future service provision.

Download new housing survey reports.