The council published a Strategic Housing Market Assessment in February 2012 as required by the government.
The assessment is intended to provide an objective analysis of the varied housing market issues affecting the city, assessing the existing housing market, recent changes, and future housing needs.
This updates the previous Housing Needs Assessment in 2007 for the city. The assessment draws on information from a wide range of sources, including nationally collated statistics, projections and forecasts, local surveys and studies, development monitoring, and published research.
The scope and detail of this Strategic Housing Market Assessment has been based on the Strategic Housing Market Assessment guidance written by the Department of Communities and Local Government. Both documents can be found at the bottom of this page.
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