The national planning policy framework sets out Councils should prepare a strategic housing market assessment to assess their full objectively assessed housing needs. The strategic housing market assessment (SHMA) and its 2015 update has been prepared to consider the future need for market and affordable housing provision and the housing needs of different groups within the local community.
In April 2015 the objectively assessed need for housing in Hull was updated. The update below provides advice on the objective assessment of need for housing in the city of Hull to take account of the release of 2012-based Household Projections by Government in February 2015. It is intended to inform the emerging Hull Local Plan. It has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the NPPF and the PPG. The future housing needs within the East Riding have been considered through the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Local Housing Study 2014.
The report updates those parts of the SHMA necessary to consider the overall need for housing – including analysis of demographic projections, and consideration of how this relates to expected economic growth, market signals and affordable housing need. The update focuses on considering the overall need for housing and does not update the need for different types or sizes of homes, nor the housing needs of specific groups within the population.
The SHMA and update to objectively assessed need will also inform housing policy and investment decisions, including the Council’s Housing Strategy and the work of its Neighbourhoods and Housing Department.