Danby Group parish housing needs survey 2018

Scarborough Borough Council’s Rural Housing Enabler is working with Danby Group Parish Council to undertake a parish housing needs survey in Danby Group Parish. There is concern both nationally and locally about the lack of affordable housing in rural areas for local people on average incomes resulting in many people having to leave their village to seek accommodation elsewhere. The aim of the survey is to establish whether there is a need for more affordable housing for local people in the parish. If a need is proven, it will help us to determine the number and type of properties that are needed.

Only respondents in housing need are asked to complete the questionnaire, however, should any site for affordable housing come forward as a result of the responses from the survey, then a public consultation open event would be held in the parish for all residents to comment on any proposed scheme.  

The survey period will run for a period of 5 weeks from 18 June 2018 to 23 July 2018.

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What is affordable housing and what are housing need surveys?

Affordable Housing is housing that is provided for sale or rent to those whose needs are not met by the market (this can include housing that provides a subsidised route to home ownership).

Housing Needs Surveys are an objective tool principally used to gather factual information on the scale and nature of housing need at the local (community) level. They seek to gain information on the attributes of households seeking accommodation whose requirements are not met by the current housing stock.

Identifying the nature and extent of housing need is the founding block of any scheme that provides homes to meet local housing needs.

When is the consultation taking place?

Start: 18 June 2018 to 23 July 2018

Which audience or groups are being consulted?






  • All Residents and Businesses within the parish of Danby Group


How are we consulting?

  • On-line questionnaire
  • Questionnaire and covering letter delivered to all residents and businesses within the parish of Danby Group
  • Posters advertising the survey to be displayed in Danby, Castleton, Commondale and Westerdale
  • Press release going out to the Whitby Gazette and radio.
  • Article about the survey to appear in the Esk Valley News

Area covered by the consultation?

  • Parish of Danby Group


Colin Huby - Scarborough Rural Housing Enabler

Housing Strategy Team
Environmental Services
Town Hall
St Nicholas Street
YO11 2HG

01723 232538


Finding of the survey will be posted here in September 2018.