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The Sub Regional Housing Market Assessment


The Strategic Housing Market Assessment (HMA) for our sub-region was undertaken by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Waveney District Council working together.

Undertaken over 2006/2007 the assessment is the result of extensive research, to which a great many organisations and individuals contributed their expertise, for which we are most grateful.

The HMA contributes to the Council's:

  • housing policy and priorities
  • housing aspects of their Local Development Frameworks

The assessment also contains some key messages and information for our range of partners and stakeholders, and for regional funders.
The complete list of documents which make up the HMA are available to read on our website and available on a free CD (available on request). They include:

  • An analysis of the policy context for looking at local housing markets
  • A detailed overview of the housing situation in the sub-region within the demographic, social and economic context
  • Profiles of each of the 13 localities
  • Detailed focus on specific housing issues such as the nature of affordable housing requirements, the housing needs of hostel dwellers, housing options for older people, accommodation needs of minority groups
  • How the assessment will be monitored and updated

The two authorities and their partners are keen to continue building on the assessment, and have formed a stakeholder reference group to assist with this work. It is our intention to publish an annual update of key data for monitoring purposes

If you have comments on the assessment, or ideas for additional research, please contact Tracey Slater, Service Unit Manager (Housing Policy) 01493 846268 or email tjs@great-yarmouth.gov.uk.

Please note: The information contained in this Sub Regional Housing Market Assessment has been brought together from a number of sources, all of which are annotated within the reports. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate, neither Great Yarmouth Borough Council or Waveney District Council can take any responsibility for any loss arising from the use of this information. People and organisations using this information are advised to ensure that they take action to satisfy themselves of the accuracy of the information they use.

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Housing Options

Address: Marina Centre
(next to Marina Theatre)
NR32 1 HH

Tel: 01502 523141

Fax: 01502 523170

Email: housing.options.wdc@eastsuffolk.gov.uk