Findings from the District Housing Needs Survey published

Findings from the District Housing Needs Survey published

Results from Dover District Council’s Housing Needs Survey have been published. 

DDC carried out the survey at the beginning of 2023 to improve the council’s understanding of housing need in the district. It was the first time the council had conducted a district-wide survey of this type.

All residents were invited to answer a series of questions relating to their current housing situation, including whether they intended to move, and if so, what type, size, tenure and location of the home they would need.  

The survey also asked respondents for their views and perceptions on affordable housing development. 

Since the survey closed, DDC has been analysing the results and is now able to release the data. 

The findings will be used to help inform what type of properties are needed in local communities and assist in developing housing strategies and policies to help deliver affordable housing. 

Cllr Pamela Brivio, Cabinet Member for Housing, Skills and Education, said: “The findings from the District Housing Needs Survey are vital in how we plan housing for the future. 

“It will tell us what kind of housing is needed in local communities and assist in enabling the delivery of affordable housing. 

“Thank you to everyone who got involved.” 

For the full results and information on how the data will be used, see  

Notes to editors: 

The Dover district’s emerging Local Plan is currently being examined by the Planning Inspectorate. The Plan sets out the vision and framework for future development including where new homes and infrastructure should be built up to 2040. 

DDC is continuing to deliver affordable housing and has pledged to deliver 200 affordable homes a year, including social rent, interim accommodation and shared ownership. 



Posted on 15 January 2024

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