Background evidence on housing

Reports that provide background evidence on housing for the Rushmoor Plan.

Strategic housing market assessment

Together, Rushmoor Borough Council, Hart District Council and Surrey Heath Borough Council form a single Housing Market Area (HMA) and national planning policy requires us to identify future housing needs across this area.The strategic housing market assessment (SHMA) is an essential part of the evidence base in preparing local plans and its purpose is to identify the 'objectively assessed' housing needs across the housing market area between 2014 to 2032.  The study also looks at the need for affordable and specialist housing as well as the requirements for different sizes of home.

You can view the latest strategic housing market assessment below:

You can view the previous version of the strategic housing market assessment, commissioned jointly with Hart District Council and Surrey Heath Council, below:


Housing needs survey

This study provides evidence of housing needs in Rushmoor and was used in the development of the Rushmoor Plan and the Rushmoor housing strategy.

pdf icon Housing needs survey (2008) [1Mb]

Strategic housing and employment land availability assessment (SHELAA)

This is a technical study that identifies sites with housing and employment potential across Rushmoor. We use it to demonstrate that there is a continuing supply of housing sites.

The inclusion of a site within the SHELAA does not mean that it will be allocated for housing or employment, or that planning permission would be granted if an application was submitted.

We are happy to receive details of new sites which could be included in the next update of the SHELAA.   View details on how to put forward a site for consideration..

You can view the latest version of the SHELAA below:

You can view the previous version of the SHLAA, which only covers housing sites, below:

Five year housing land supply

This document sets out whether there is a five year supply of deliverable housing sites across Rushmoor to meet the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (2014) target.

pdf icon Five year housing land supply 2015-2020 [800kb]

Affordable housing viability study

In 2009, we commissioned a joint survey with Hart District Council to consider the viability of requiring different levels of affordable housing.

pdf icon Affordable housing viability study (2009) [676kb]

Travelling showpeople accommodation assessment (2008)

This was commissioned by the strategic housing officers' group on behalf of local authorities in Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

pdf icon Travelling show people accommodation assessment (2008) [574kb]

Rushmoor Gypsy and Traveller accommodation assessment 2012

The Gypsy and Traveller accommodation assessment is an independent assessment of the need for Gypsy, Traveller and travelling show people accommodation in Rushmoor for the period, 2012 to 2017.

pdf icon Rushmoor Gypsy and Traveller accommodation assessment [477kb]

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