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Understanding more about Housing Need in our Plan area

Updated: Jan 26

Neighbourhood Planning can help to ensure that new development is sympathetic to the surrounding area and meets the needs of the local community. In order to do that, we need to gather a range of information to inform our approach. Last year we asked for community feedback through a housing survey. We asked questions such as:

  • How do you feel about housing provision in our area?

  • Do you think the Calne Community Neighbourhood Plan should continue to contain policies to influence how future housing is planned and delivered within Calne and Calne Without?

The Calne Community Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group also commissioned a Housing Need Assessment (HNA) which is part of a range of free technical support packages that are available to Neighbourhood Planning Groups.

A HNA helps us to understand the needs of the existing community and future residents, including, for example, affordable housing and housing for older people. As we begin 2023, we are continuing our work to look at what is needed and wanted by our community in terms of housing - and how our updated Neighbourhood Plan can shape future housing development.

You can see the results of this work by downloading the file below.

There is an introductory page which sets the scene and an important clarification.

Appendix 1 contains the high-level report based on published data carried out by Aecom.

Appendix 2 contains the report by Place Studio on the primary data collected through a local survey.

Calne Area Housing Needs Assessment Report and Survey Results 2022
Download PDF • 2.78MB

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