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District Housing Needs Survey 2023

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Dover District Council conducted a district wide housing needs survey from 10 January 2023 to 18 April 2023, that was approved by our Cabinet on 7 November 2022. 

Housing needs surveys are used by local authorities to identify housing issues and solutions that can be used to make strategic decisions related to the current and future housing needs of communities. They also help to inform policy decisions and / or help to secure financing for affordable housing programmes and projects.

More information about affordable housing can be found by visiting our webpage.

The District Housing Needs Survey is now closed. Thank you to all district residents who responded to the survey. We will now assess the responses received. Please return to this page for updates.

Why are we conducting a survey?

We want to hear from all district residents to ensure we are delivering the affordable homes that local people need. 

The housing needs survey aims to determine: 

  • If the housing needs of residents of the district are already being met;  

  • If there is a need for new, affordable homes over the next few years, and if so, the amount that is required;   

  • Who is in need and what type of accommodation they require.   

The results of the survey will help to shape a new Affordable Housing Strategy, which is designed to ensure the affordable homes required for local people are delivered, either by the Council or by other Registered Providers, such as Housing Associations.

Why you should get involved

This gives you an excellent opportunity to tell us about your current housing situation and your housing need in the future, whether that's moving because your home no longer meets your needs, or if you will need to make adaptations to your home so that you can remain in it.  

The Survey will also ask all residents their views and opinions on what affordable homes should be built in their communities and the district to meet local needs.

How you can complete the survey

The survey is now closed. If you have any questions about the survey please contact the Strategic Housing team via email housingneedsurvey@dover.gov.uk. 

How you can keep up to date with this

You can keep up to date with the housing needs survey and affordable housing in general by subscribing to our FREE ‘Keep Me Posted’ bulletin service by selecting ‘Affordable Housing’ in the subscription option. 

We will also be posting news about the Survey via our social media platforms. 

Data privacy

The information we collect in the survey will be treated with the strictest of confidence.The information and any personal data collected will be anonymised and used for statistical purposes as detailed on this webpage. You can find out more about how we process and protect data by viewing our Corporate Privacy Statement

We request that you do not include personal identifiers such as your names, full addresses or phone numbers. The repsonses within this form will not be included in the final assessment. All information will be anonymised and processed into statistical data. We will only process information lawfully and where it is necessary to meet our purpose(s)


Page last updated: 4 December 2023