Part of the Neighbourhood Plan activity, delivered as a technical support package, is to establish the likely housing need in Long Leys over the next 20 years. This is called a Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) and is carried out by a specialist consultant using the National Planning Policy Framework to establish a figure for planning purposes.
The HNA activity will be producing answers to research questions to establish the following:
- Quantity of housing required to support growth in the Long Leys community over the next 20 years.
- Type and size of housing.
- Tenure (owned / rental) and Affordability.
- Specialist Housing . The specific needs of
- Older residents who may wish to downsize in the future
- Younger people in our community hoping to get on the property ladder.
Current Progress of HNA
14-11-19: AECOM have provided the Final HNA which can be viewed at
28-June-19: AECOM have confirmed the research questions above and will be contacting the Local Planning Authority to agree assumptions before commencing the activity. A report is expected in the September/October time-frame.
Initial Estimate of Current Homes & Population
NPAG have conducted a survey of the homes in Long Leys. Figures have still to be verified but the initial data shows that there are 631 domestic residences in the Long Leys plan area (see Figure 1 + 2 below). In addition there are a number of communal living establishments (Cloverleaf Care Home and the NHS hospital site).
The Long Leys population is provisionally estimated at 1,431 people in June 2019 ( 1,388 in domestic properties, 43 in communal establishments). This is based on an average occupancy rate of 2.2 per domestic property, together with 2011 census data for the hospital and latest figures from Cloverleaf Care Home. The breakdown by home type may vary slightly as there are some queries on how certain building styles should be classified.