Local people with a connection to Stoney Middleton and Calver are being encouraged to take part in a survey about their housing needs.
Derbyshire Dales District Council wants to hear from people who are living in accommodation that is unsuitable for them. For example, this could be young people living with family/friends that are interested in setting up a home for the first time, families needing a bigger home, people struggling in high cost rented homes or older people that need to ‘downsize’.
A District Council spokesperson said:
"For many people, finding a home that is affordable 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 and other community groups to deliver more housing."
A postcard promoting the survey has been sent to all residential households in Stoney Middleton and Calver.
The spokesperson added:
"We have a strong track record of building small developments of sensitively planned affordable homes within the Peak District National Park. You can see recent examples in many parts of the national park, including Youlgrave, Elton and Winster. These are all occupied by people with a strong local connection to those villages and towns.”
"We believe that there is a growing need to build affordable homes for local people in Stoney Middleton and Calver.”
"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 - or former residents with a strong local connection who have moved away and wish to return - to tell us about their housing issues."
Go to the online survey. The deadline for the survey is 30 November.
For any queries, please contact:
Jeremy Mason, The District Council's Rural Housing Enabler, on 01629 761256 or via email at
Niki Emery, The Housing Needs and Research Officer, on 01629 761186 or via email at