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Gilling East Parish Area Housing Needs Survey 2019

The survey is now closed. Findings of the curvey can be found in this report. - Gilling East Housing Needs Survey Report 2019. (PDF, 13 pages, 984kb)


The Council’s Rural Housing Enabler is working with Gilling East Parish Council to undertake a parish housing needs survey in Gilling East Parish area. There is concern both nationally and locally about the lack of affordable housing in rural areas for local people on average incomes, resulting in many people having to leave their village to seek accommodation elsewhere. The aim of the survey is to establish whether there is a need for more affordable housing for local people in the parish. If a need is proven, it will help us to determine the number and type of properties that are needed.

Only people in housing need are asked to complete the questionnaire, however, should any site for affordable housing come forward as a result of the responses from the survey, then a public consultation open event would be held in the parish for all residents to comment on any proposed scheme.

The survey period will run until 11 March 2019.

What is an Affordable Housing and Housing Need Survey?

Affordable housing is housing that is provided for sale or rent to those whose needs are not met by the market (this can include housing that provides a subsidised route to home ownership).

Housing Needs Surveys are an objective tool used to gather factual information on the scale and nature of housing need at the local (community) level. They gather information on the circumstances of households looking for accommodation, whose requirements are not met by the current housing stock.

Identifying the nature and extent of housing need is the foundation of any scheme that provides homes to meet local housing needs.

Consultation Details

When is the consultation taking place?

  • 28 January to 11 March 2019

Which audience or groups are being consulted?

  • All residents and businesses within the parish area of Gilling East

Map of area of consultation (PDF, 1 page, 834kb)

How are we consulting? 

  • On-line questionnaire
  • Questionnaire and covering letter delivered to all residents and businesses within the parish area of Gilling East
  • Posters advertising the survey to be displayed in the parish area of Gilling East
  • Press release
  • RDC website

Area covered by the consultation? 

  • Parish area of Gilling East

Contact Details

Name: Colin Huby
Address: Rural Housing Enabler, Ryedale District Council, Ryedale House, Malton, YO17 7HH
Telephone: 01653 600666 ext 354

How will the results be used?

Following the survey period, a full report on the findings and outcomes of the survey will be presented to Gilling East Parish Council and Ryedale District Council. If a parish affordable housing need is identified from the survey, then the Ryedale District Council and the Parish Council will make a joint decision to look for a suitable site in the parish in order to meet that need. This normally means conducting a tour around the main settlements within the parish to look at potential sites.

Outcomes of the consultation

The outcomes will be published after the closing date.

Please see our Privacy Information page for more information about how we use your personal data.


Contact us

Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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