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Council calls on residents for housing help

Cllr Glyn Jones

Cllr Glyn Jones

Doncaster Council is calling on residents to give their views on the future of housing across the borough.

The local authority aims to build a significant number of homes in the next two years as part of a £10 million plan.

It is currently carrying out research to estimate housing need in Doncaster to help it plan for future house building.

The research, dubbed the ‘Strategic Housing Market Assessment’, sees the council asking residents to provide information about their household and their current and future housing requirements.

Coun Glyn Jones, Cabinet Member for Housing at Doncaster Council, said the findings of this research will help the council decide whether it is encouraging development for the right kinds of homes in the right places.

“We have already celebrated the start of work on new homes on the Carr Lodge and in Bentley, but it is clear we need to keep progressing our house building.

“With a rising population in Doncaster we need to ensure there are enough homes for people in the borough for the future.

“This questionnaire is really important for us to gauge information about people’s housing plans and the size of their households, which are key indicators in determining the future of housing provision.”

The questionnaire will take around 10 minutes to complete and all responses will be treated in strict confidence.

Questionnaires must be completed before February 10.

Access the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/DoncasterSHMA

 

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