Strategic Housing Market Assessment

The Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) 2015 aims to identify existing and future local housing needs.

The SHMA covered the following main points:

  • overview of the current housing market
  • assessing housing need
  • supply and demand balance; and
  • housing needs of specific household groups

Read the SHMA executive summary 

We commissioned the SHMA jointly with 3 other neighbouring Councils:

  • Colchester
  • Chelmsford
  • Tendring

The SHMA forms part of the evidence base the we use to plan how our district will develop in the future. This includes the provision of market rent and affordable housing.

Read the full SHMA



Housing Services

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End

Telephone: 01376 552525

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