Providing the evidence base for local housing need and demand assessments

By: Sarah Monk, Anna Clarke, Fiona Lyall Grant  Published: October 2011


This research was commissioned and conducted while housing and planning policy was going through a significant amount of change. As yet, there are no statements on whether new guidance will be issued to ensure consistent assessments of housing need, on the new areas of neighbourhood planning or on the duty to co-operate. The research captures a ‘snapshot’ of time and aims to feed into how future guidance on estimating future housing requirements might develop to support local authorities in their duty to assess housing need and demand within the new policy context.