Housing need survey for Tissington & Lea Hall and Fenny Bentley

Local people with a connection to Tissington & Lea Hall and Fenny Bentley are being encouraged to take part in an online 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 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, 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 inviting residents to take part in the survey is being hand-delivered by local residents through every letterbox in Tissington & Lea Hall and Fenny Bentley.

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, Bakewell, 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 Tissington and Fenny Bentley.

"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."

The survey can be completed online at or alternatively, a paper copy of the survey can be requested by contacting the District Council's Rural Housing Enabler Jeremy Mason on 01629 761256, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the deadline of 23rd February.

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