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Residents invited to share their views on housing needs in Preston and Chorley

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1 June 2021

Residents from all parts of Preston have been invited to share their views on existing and future housing in the area to help inform the new local plan...

The Housing Need and Demand Survey (HNDS), which is also open to residents in Chorley as part of a joint approach by Preston City Council and Chorley Council, seeks to understand local views on the current housing market as well as future developments including the availability of affordable housing.

Residents will have until 28 June to answer the survey and share their views.

Councillor Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston City Council, said:

"As we strive to economically improve Preston and the surrounding area for all it is vital that a range of good quality and affordable housing is available for people to be able to lay down roots in Lancashire.

"This survey is important to help us understand how residents feel about the state of housing currently available where they live and whether there is the right mix of housing near to them.

"The results of this survey will help us gain a clearer picture of the housing needs in our area and will play an important role in future decision making. Therefore it's important we have as much input as possible from residents, the more people who respond to the survey the more meaningful the outcomes will be."

The survey will also be shared with other stakeholders including housing developers, registered/specialist providers as well as sales and letting agents to learn more from their experience of the housing market in the area.

More information

  • Residents can access the survey online by visiting Chorley and Preston Housing Survey
  • Residents who do not have access to the internet or would prefer to complete the survey by post can call 0800 612 9133 to be sent a paper survey and pre-paid envelope for return.
  • The survey will be delivered and analysed by arc4 Ltd on behalf of Preston City Council and Chorley Borough Council
  • All data will remain confidential, and feedback will be anonymised before analysis unless permission is granted by participants
  • Preston City Council actively applies and prioritises the principles of Community Wealth Building wherever applicable and appropriate. Community Wealth Building is an approach which aims to ensure the economic system builds wealth and prosperity for everyone. For more information please see Preston Community Weatlh

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