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 procured a new South Essex Housing Needs Assessment in 2021-22.
Turley and Edge Analytics were commissioned to deliver the study in three stages commencing summer 2021, completing in 2022:
Stage 1: Context and Housing Market Analysis
Stage 2: Establishing Overall Housing Need
Stage 3: Establishing the Need for Different Types of Housing
Progress including presentations from Stage 1 & 2 are set out below. A document store is also available on the website to view wider housing related evidence.
The new assessment updates the Strategic Housing Market Assessment in 2016 and Addendum in 2017. This originally identified the housing need as being between 3,750 and 4,000 homes per annum between 2014 and 2037 (the new assessment extends this period up to 2040). Using the new Standard Method of calculating housing (introduced December 2020), the current assessment suggests a minimum of 4,691 per annum will be required with the inclusion of Brentwood in the housing market area.
Going forward, it is likely further follow up work will be required to start evaluating the Census 2021 data, the ONS Household Projections and any changes to the government’s Standard Method for calculating housing need.
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).
Previous Strategic Housing Market Assessments going back to back to 2008 can be found below (scroll down to 2017).
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/
Thinkhouse is a repository of housing research, latest publications include: