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CHICHESTER(DISTRICT(COUNCIL(
Draft Housing Need Survey Report(
Rogate Parish
September 2017(
Housing Delivery Team
Chichester District Council
Tel: (01243) 534699
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Contents
1.0 Introduction ................................................................................................................. 4
1.1 Key findings ..................................................................................................... 5
2.0 Relevant secondary data ............................................................................................ 6
2.1 Chichester District household projections ....................................................... 6
2.2 Rogate’s geographic and population profile .................................................... 6
2.3 Rogate’s affordable housing profile ................................................................. 8
2.4 Rogate’s market housing profile and affordability .......................................... 10
3.0 Methodology and structure ........................................................................................ 12
4.0 Survey response and analysis .................................................................................. 13
4.1 Respondents residency period ..................................................................... 13
4.2 Respondents age range ................................................................................. 13
4.3 Respondents who are likely to move; time scales and locations .................. 14
4.4 Respondents reasons for needing to move ................................................... 15
4.5 Composition of the households who wish to move within Rogate .................. 18
4.6 Respondents housing need by; bedroom numbers, dwelling preference &
tenancy type ............................................................................................................... 18
4.7 Respondents support for development .......................................................... 26
4.8 Number of household members who have left the parish in the last 5 years
................................................................................................................................... 29
4.9 Respondents comments ................................................................................. 29
5.0 Conclusion ................................................................................................................ 30
Appendices
Appendix 1Housing needs survey sample ......................................................................... 32
Appendix 2Housing register banding system explanation ................................................. 36
Figures
Fig 1. Rogate parish boundary ............................................................................................... 7
Fig 2. Age profile comparison; Rogate Parish, Chichester District & South East England,
2011 ......................................................................................................................................... 7
Fig 3. Household tenure comparison; Rogate Parish, Chichester District & South East
England, 2011 .......................................................................................................................... 8
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Tables
Table 1. Households on the housing register with a local connection to Rogate;
bedroom need & banding ................................................................................. 9
Table 2. Households on the housing register with a local connection to Rogate;
banding, age grouping & local connection ....................................................... 9
Table 3. Rogate’s affordable rented housing stock and turnover ................................. 10
Table 4. Rogate’s total housing stock by number of bedrooms, 2011 ......................... 10
Table 5. Chichester average house prices, 2016 ......................................................... 11
Table 6. Respondent’s residency period in Rogate ...................................................... 13
Table 7. Respondent’s age range ................................................................................ 13
Table 8. Results from questions 3, 4, & 5 .................................................................... 14
Table 9a. Results of why respondents want / need to move outside of Rogate ............. 15
Table 9b. Results of “other” reasons why respondents want / need to move outside of
Rogate ............................................................................................................ 16
Table 10a. Results of why respondents may want / need to move within Rogate ........... 17
Table 10b. Results of “other” reasons why respondents may want / need to move within
Rogate ........................................................................................................... .17
Table 11. Respondents who want / need to move within Rogate: minimum required
bedrooms, dwelling preference & tenure type ................................................ 19
Table 12. Respondents who want / need to buy on the open market within Rogate:
minimum bedroom requirement & affordability comparison ........................... 20
Table 13. Respondents who want / need to buy intermediate housing within Rogate:
minimum bedroom requirement & affordability comparison ........................... 21
Table 14. Respondents who want / need to rent in the private market within Rogate:
minimum bedroom requirement & affordability comparison ........................... 22
Table 15. Respondents who want / need affordable rented accommodation within
Rogate: minimum bedroom requirement & affordability comparison ............ 23
Table 16. Rogate’s indicative projected future housing need ......................................... 24
Table 17. Rogate’s estimated 5 year housing need ....................................................... 25
Table 18. Respondents support for different types of development ............................... 26
Table 19. Respondents support for different development combinations ...................... 27
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Table 20a. Total number of dwellings respondents would support .................................. 27
Table 20b. Supplementary comments to table 20a .......................................................... 28
Table 21. Suggested development sites ....................................................................... 28
Table 22. Respondents preferred development distribution ........................................... 29
Abbreviations
CDC Chichester District Council
DCLG Department for Communities and Local Government
DNA Did Not Answer
LPA Local Planning Authority
RPC Rogate Parish Council
NPPF National Planning Policy Framework
NPPG National Planning Practice Guidance
SDNP(A) South Downs National Park (Authority)
SHMA Strategic Housing Market Assessment
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1.0 Introduction
There have been active discussions between Rogate Parish Council (RPC) and
Chichester District Council (CDC) on the topic of rural affordable housing need within
the parish since November 2016.
Following a meeting on 22nd March 2017, it was agreed by RPC that a housing needs
survey would be commissioned to assess any hidden housing need. CDC agreed to
analyse the housing need surveys and report back the findings, in accordance with the
Data Protection Act 1998.
RPC and CDC’s housing delivery team worked together to tailor CDC’s template
housing needs survey
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to;
comprehensively assess Rogate’s local housing need, and;
establish the level of support from the community for providing both affordable and
market units within the parish.
This report summarises the key findings from the survey whilst taking into account the
secondary information available to help further the communities’ understanding of the
local need, in-line with the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG):
“Local housing need surveys may be appropriate to assess the affordable housing
requirements specific to the needs of people in rural areas, given the lack of granularity
provided by secondary sources of information”.
This report has been based on a total of 244 valid returns, equivalent to a 38%
response rate of total usual households in the surveyed area (in relation to the
2011 Census information). It represents a total of 588 people (household members),
equivalent to 38% of the parish population, as defined by the 2011 Census. The
gender split of respondents comprised 50.9% female, 46.6% Male and 2.5% did not
answer.
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See Appendix 1 for a sample of the survey.
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1.1 Key findings
The survey has demonstrated a number of interesting facts and correlations;
principally, that there is a greater affordable need in the parish area than had been
identified by the council’s housing register. The survey results have identified an
estimated local housing need:
3 – 8 is market unit
10 15 affordable rented units
0 10 shared ownership units
0 – 6 market rented units
Listed below is a summary of the main housing issues that have been identified within
Rogate:
Ø Younger household needs:
For affordable rented tenure:
- 1 bedroom flats
- 2 bedroom houses
For first time buyers
- 2 bedroom houses
Ø Downsizing accommodation
For affordable rented tenure:
- 1 bedroom bungalow’s
Private market housing
- 2/3 bedroom bungalows
87% of respondents indicated they would support some form of development
within the parish, preferably delivered over more than 2 sites. The overall average
support is for 28 units; with the majority (40%) preferring to see the delivery of 10-20
units.
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2.0 Relevant secondary information
This section gathers all the relevant secondary information to provide a backdrop to
Rogate’s housing profile and will helps towards better understanding the survey‘s
findings.
2.1 Chichester District household projections
The NPPG advocates that the household projections published by the Department for
Communities and Local Government (DCLG) should provide the starting point for
estimating overall housing need. Although this guidance is for local authorities (LAs) to
plan for their strategic housing needs, the figures provide a good insight into future
trends of the local populations.
DCLG live table 425 estimates the number of households in the district will increase by
26% by 2039. It is estimated that the average household size in the district will
decrease from 2.21 to 2.05 (live table 427) by 2039. The population of people aged
75+ is estimated to increase from 21% to 31%, and people aged 25-64 in the district
will decrease from 58% to 49% during the same period (live table 414). The district of
Chichester has an aging population and the projections illustrate that the division is set
to increase, with household sizes decreasing.
As Rogate Parish is situated in the National Park, where development is limited, these
percentage increases cannot simply be applied to parish figures. Although, the trends
of smaller household formations with an aging population is likely to apply.
2.2 Rogate’s geographical and population profile
Rogate is a civil parish in the District of Chichester which includes the villages of
Rogate and Rake (the majority) and the hamlets of Fyning, Hillbrow (part), Durford
Wood, Durliegh Marsh, Terwick Common, Tullecombe, Habin, Langley and Nyewood
(part).
The parish is located within the South Downs National Park (SDNP). It covers
approximately 23 square km. The A272 crosses the parish from east to west, through
the centre of Rogate. The B2070 serves the linear settlement of Rake. Figure 1
illustrates the parish boundary. Rogate village has a primary school, village hall, post
office / store, church and one pub.