Strategic housing market assessment 2014

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In 2013 the Gloucestershire authorities appointed consultants to update both the previous Strategic Housing Market Assessment in Gloucestershire (published in 2009) and the Housing Needs Assessment across the County undertaken in 2009 (finalised in 2010).

The Update was required to inform the prospective development plans being produced in several authorities within the County and to ensure compliance with the NPPF.

In addition the update was required to assess the local impact and the appropriate response within the current market conditions and new policy landscape of changes made by the Coalition Government to the housing sector, including the introduction of Affordable Rent - the scope of which needs to be established.

The update adhered to the approach set out in the Strategic Housing Market Assessment - Practice Guidance.