Housing in Suffolk – Have Your say!

What do you think of when you are asked what you value most about living in Suffolk? Well, in the next few days more than  80,000 households will receive questionnaires inviting them to answer that question and describe their aspirations for the future.
From today, in what will be Suffolk’s biggest housing survey, all seven district and borough councils are calling on people to tell them about where they live, and what housing choices they are likely to face. Everyone can get involved – from young people moving away from the family home to older people planning for the future. All participants can opt to enter a free prize draw, with £100 in retail vouchers available for one winner per local council area.
The results will help local councils influence the way housing is provided in future to meet the needs of a changing population. When combined with census results and housing market information, the countywide survey will paint a compelling picture for planners and housing developers alike.
Using the electoral roll, printed surveys will be issued to a random sample of 25% of the county’s population. Anyone can complete the survey online by visiting www.tinyurl.com/SuffolkHousingSurvey 

2014 Suffolk
Housing Survey

Have you received a paper copy of the questionnaire booklet in the post?
Area Code, please select your Local Authority Area:

screen shot from page 1 of the online survey

With well documented links between the quality of housing and people’s health, and an emphasis on developers to build houses that meet demand, and in which people want to live, councils expect to be able to use the information provided by the survey to plan for the next decade.
The survey is run by the  Suffolk Strategic Housing partnership which is made up of members of all the districy authorities and Suffolk County Council . The deadline for completion is 23 April 2014. The results will be published later in the summer.