Brassington housing need survey

An online survey is running for the next month to help local people with a connection to Brassington have their say on housing issues.

BrassingtonYour 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 Derbyshire Dales 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 and parish meetings to deliver these targets."

A postcard inviting residents to take part in the survey will be dropping through every letterbox in the parish soon.

The spokesperson added:

"We have a strong track record of building small developments of sensitively planned homes within Derbyshire Dales. Recent examples include within Brassington itself and nearby at Middleton-by-Wirksworth, plus Elton and Youlgrave, all of which are occupied by people with a strong local connection to those villages.

"We are concerned that there have been limited opportunities to build affordable homes for local people in Brassington recently. However, before any options are considered, we need the community to help us identify what the housing need is. We're calling on local residents to tell us about their housing issues through this survey form."

The survey can be completed online or call the District Council's Rural Housing Enabler Isabel Frenzel on 01629 761256 before the deadline of Monday 29 February.

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