Housing Needs Surveys

Housing Needs in Ribble Valley

Housing Needs Surveys are carried out to provide necessary information to allow the Council to facilitate the provision of relevant affordable housing.

Download the Housing Need Survey for an area. 

In determining local affordability from the results of a Local Housing Need Survey, the following financial indicators are used.

  • Housing for sale - to be affordable with a 95% mortgage equivalent to three times the gross annual income (or 2.7 times the gross income for a couple) of those people identified as being in housing need.
  • Housing for rent - rent levels no higher than 25% of the gross weekly full time earnings of those people identified as being in housing need.

The following documents may also be of interest:

The survey allows us to assess what type of housing there is a need for and in what price range.