This background study provides an overview of the housing market. It includes information on house prices and sales, rents, income and general demand.
The documents will be used as technical information to inform the preparation of the new Local Development Framework. It should be noted, however, that these documents will be combined with the findings from other technical work that is being carried out.
The combined data will be used to develop a strategy on which consultation will be undertaken once the evidence base is completed and there are some ideas to discuss. It is therefore important to understand that these documents represent a viewpoint that looks at the individual issue in isolation from the other technical work.
For example, the Urban Capacity Study does not consider the need for land for other uses such as social or education. It may be, therefore, that we take a position that differs from the recommendations set out in the technical reports.
- Housing Market Background Paper - £5 plus £1.50 postage and packaging