Local people with a connection to Tideswell are being urged to take part in an online survey about their housing issues.
Your District Council particularly wants to hear from young people interested in setting up a home for the first time, families needing a bigger home, people struggling in high cost rented homes and older people who may have a need to downsize.
A District Council spokesperson said:
"For many people buying a home in the Peak District can be a real challenge - and local shops and services, which help to keep our communities sustainable and vibrant, are put under pressure as the population changes.
"Our key corporate priorities include enabling new homes for local people and supporting the local economy - that's why we are working in partnership with local parish councils to deliver these targets."
A postcard inviting residents to take part in the survey will be dropping through every letterbox in Tideswell soon.
The spokesperson added:
"We have a strong track record of enabling small developments of sensitively planned homes within the Peak Park Authority. Recent examples at Youlgrave, Stoney Middleton, Elton, Calver, and Bakewell are all occupied by people with a strong local connection to those villages and towns.
"We are concerned that there is a growing need to build affordable homes for local people in Tideswell.
"However, before any options are considered, we need the community to help us identify what the housing need is. That's why we’re calling on residents of Tideswell or former residents with a strong local connection who have moved away to tell us about their housing issues."
- The survey can be completed online, or call the District Council's Rural Housing Enabler Isabel Frenzel on 01629 761256 before the deadline of Friday 28 April.
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