Gloucestershire Strategic Housing Market Assessment
The County Council and the Six District Councils have worked together to produce a Strategic Housing Market Assessment for Gloucestershire (SHMA).
Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 3 Housing states "Local Development Documents and Regional Spatial Strategies policies should be informed by a robust, shared evidence base, in particular, of housing need and demand, through a Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) and land availability, through a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment". (DCLG Nov 06).
In order to meet the requirements of PPS3, in 2007 the six Gloucestershire District and Borough Councils and Gloucestershire County Council jointly commissioned consultants to complete a Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) for the Gloucestershire Housing Market Area of the South West Region.
Following stakeholder consultation the suite of SHMA documents was finalised on 16th February 2009. However, an additional chapter (see chapter 16) was added in April 2010 to summarise the results and the policy implications of the 2009 Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) (PDF). The findings of the 2009 Housing Needs Assessment have been incorporated by the Gloucestershire Strategic Housing Market Assessment Partnership as part of the suite documents that forms the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) for the Gloucestershire Housing Market Area. The findings identified in 2009 Housing Needs Assessment update highlighted in the additional chapter (see chapter 16) updates and takes precedence over the results of the original SHMA and the Technical report for the Gloucestershire Strategic Housing Market Assessment on Housing Needs and Demand.
The SHMA documents are available to download below.
The Gloucestershire Strategic Housing Market Assessment Partnership have produced a Management Summary which outlines the SHMA process and helps explains the relationship of the component documents. It is advisable to read this first.
The SHMA is an evidence base that will continually evolve. The Gloucestershire SHMA Steering Group will update the SHMA when new and relevant information is available.
To view further information
These documents can be viewed below just click on the links:
|Glos Viability Final Report||Gloucestershire and Districts Strategic Housing Market Assessment|
|Gloucestershire and District Strategic Housing Market Assessment Updated 2009||Gloucestershire SHMA Management Summary Final|
For information relating to the Housing Needs Assessment 2009 please click here
The Evidence Base lists the international, national and local documents that have identified as having a potential bearing on the Local Development Framework. Please click on the link below to view these documents.