DDC to launch first district-wide housing needs survey to help deliver affordable housing

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Dover District Council is launching a district-wide housing needs survey and is asking all residents to take part. 

This is the first time the council has directly consulted with residents in this way. 

This survey will ask residents, and members of their households, about their current and future housing requirements.  

The results will help the council shape its 2023-2028 Affordable Housing Strategy, which is designed to ensure the affordable homes which are required for local people are delivered, either by DDC or by other registered providers, such as housing associations. 

It is important that as many people as possible complete this survey, whether in housing need or living in homes which meet their current requirements. 

Cllr Derek Murphy, cabinet member for social housing at DDC, said: “It is crucial residents get involved in this survey to help the council understand their housing needs so we can ensure these are being met now and in the future. 

“Information from this survey will play a vital part in helping us to deliver the right type of housing where it is most needed.” 

The survey will be open for public response from Tuesday, January 10, to Tuesday, March 7.    

More information can be found on the DDC website www.dover.gov.uk/housing-needs-survey  

Notes to editors 

DDC is continuing to deliver affordable housing and has pledged to build 500 such homes in the district. 

A development of 26 affordable homes in Napchester Road in Dover, built by DDC, is nearing completion, and some 24 new affordable homes are also planned in Poulton Close in Dover. 

Interim accommodation, for people who find themselves unexpectedly temporarily homeless, has also recently been built in Elizabeth Carter Court in Deal, with more due to be completed shortly in Walter Hammond Way in Dover. 


Posted on 03 January 2023

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