01 Explore

Evidence base

What Is It?

Having a robust housing evidence base is key to securing a sound local plan and for making a convincing case for funding to support essential infrastructure. To this end, we are procuring a new South Essex Housing Needs Assessment in 2021/22.

What Are We Doing?

Turley and Edge Analytics have been commissioned to deliver the study in three stages commencing summer 2021, completing in early 2022:

Stage 1: Context and Housing Market Analysis

Stage 2: Establishing Overall Housing Need

Stage 3: Establishing the Need for Different Types of Housing

Further details including interim reports will be added to this page as the study progresses. A document store will also be created to build up a robust evidence base to support the study.

The new assessment will update the current Strategic Housing Market Assessment in 2016 and Addendum in 2017. This identified the housing need as being between 3,750 and 4,000 homes per annum between 2014 and 2037 (the new assessment will extend this period up to 2040).

A new Standard Method of calculating housing need was introduced by the Government in December 2020 setting out an indicative local housing need; this will form the basis of the new study.

Quarterly Housing Market Trend reports also monitor the latest house prices, rent and other market indicators based on Hometrack’s online Housing Intelligence System. They look at national trends and lower quartile house prices across South Essex by local authority area. The reports act as a supplement to the above South Essex SHMA and new South Essex Housing Needs Assessment (SEHNA).

Key Links to Further Information

South Essex Housing Needs Assessment 2021/22

Further details will be provided about this new study shortly.

South Essex SHMA

Until the new Housing Needs Assessment has been published, the current SHMA and previous assessments going back to back to 2008 can be found below.

South Essex Housing Market Trends Reports

You can read the latest editions below along with¬†archived April editions going back to 2010. We use Hometrack’s online Housing Intelligence System for the latest housing market data. See: http://www.hometrack.com/

Current Sub Groups:


  • Evidence base
    Richard Hatter - Thurrock BC / Daniel Goodman - Rochford DC / Alastair Pollock - EDG & SEHG
02 Further Information

27/07/21

South Essex Housing Market Trends Report July 2021

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23/04/21

South Essex Housing Market Trends Report April 2021

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22/01/21

South Essex Housing Market Trends Report January 2021

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20/10/20

South Essex Housing Market Trends Report October 2020

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21/07/20

South Essex Housing Market Trends July 2020

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23/04/20

South Essex Housing Market Trends Report April 2020

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24/01/20

South Essex Housing Market Trends January 2020

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23/10/19

South Essex Housing Market Trends Report October 2019

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31/07/19

South Essex Housing Market Trends Report July 2019

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26/04/19

SE Housing Market Trends Quarterly Report April 2019

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15/02/19

South Essex Housing Market Trends Report January 2019

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18/10/18

South Essex Housing Market Trends Report October 2018

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15/07/18

SE Housing Market Trends Report July 2018

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29/06/18

SE Housing Market Trends Quarterly Report April 2018

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27/06/18

Addendum to the South Essex SHMA May 17

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27/06/18

South Essex Strategic Housing Market Assessment Appendices

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27/06/18

South Essex Strategic Housing Market Assessment Executive Summary

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27/06/18

South Essex Strategic Housing Market Assessment No Appendices

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26/06/18

South Essex Strategic Housing Market Assessment

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09/04/17

SE Housing Market Trends Quarterly Report April 2017

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30/04/16

SE Housing Market Trends Quarterly Report April 2016

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30/04/15

SE Housing Market Trends Quarterly Report April 2015

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30/04/14

SE Housing Market Trends Quarterly Report April 2014

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01/12/13

TGSE SHMA Review Dec 2013 Final

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30/04/13

SE Housing Market Trends Quarterly Report April 2013

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30/04/12

SE Housing Market Trends Quarterly Report April 2012

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30/04/11

SE Housing Market Trends Quarterly Report April 2011

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30/04/10

SE Housing Market Trends Quarterly Report April 2010

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18/11/08

TGSE SHMA 2008 Report

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03 Latest Evidence base News
South Essex Future Risk Analysis
03/03/21

South Essex Future Risk Analysis

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Housing Strategy Stakeholder Event
20/02/18

Housing Strategy Stakeholder Event

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