Neighbourhood Housing Stock Analysis

The Neighbourhood Housing Stock Analysis Study was commissioned in order to understand the issues which should help shape future policies towards planning for mixed communities, with the aim of:

  • promoting a better balance between types of households and range of dwellings
  • avoiding imbalances and overshoots in provision that can cause oversupply and market volatility
  • helping to create housing ladders, recognising that many households want to remain in the areas within which they already live.

The study, along with the technical annexes, which is available to download below, highlights the following:

  • The dwelling stock in Basingstoke (together with Old Basing and Oakley) has changed over the period 2001 to 2008 such that the proportion of three, four and five bedroom houses has decreased from 72% to 68.9%
  • A total of 37% of dwellings built in Basingstoke over the period 2001 to 2008 were one and two bedroom flats, compared to an average of 50% across Hampshire
  • A total of 42% of dwellings built in Basingstoke were three, four and five bedroom houses, compared to an average of 34% across Hampshire
  • An on-going increase in the number of single person households during the period up to 2026

The study also looked in more detail at what types of accommodation people will need, want and accept over five year periods up to 2026.

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