A new Housing Strategy is under consideration. Previous strategies are as follows

The Council is also in the process of reviewing its Private Sector Stock Condition Survey. The previous strategy is available for information:

If you have any queries about these strategies, or want to know how you can be involved in shaping the future of housing provision in Erewash, please contact:

Tessa Paul
Housing Strategy Officer
email: tessa.paul@erewash.gov.uk

Housing and Health Joint Needs Assessment

The Council’s Housing Strategy Officer and an external health and housing expert, carried a Housing and Health Joint Needs Assessment (HHJNA) for Derbyshire between December 2015 and June 2016.

The work carried out included extensive data collection from all eight Derbyshire local authorities, including Erewash, plus health; probation and county council partners.

Information was also collected about the processes and outcomes of various housing and health related services – including the work of:

  • housing renewal teams

  • housing options services

  • planning and strategic housing services.

The report, which can be accessed here contains:

  • Information about the scale and nature of the ‘homes and health relationship’ to help inform improvements

  • An understanding of national and local policies as they relate to homes and health, and how this could be changed to achieve better outcomes

  • Knowledge of ‘what works’ that is relevant to Derbyshire’s communities, drawing on best practice and evidence from elsewhere in the country.

In Erewash, we plan to take forward local action that will have a positive outcome on the health and well-being of residents, including:

  • Improving our collection and analysis of information which will be helpful to advise us where the greatest needs and impacts are

  • Encouraging front-line workers, policy makers and members to continually consider the impact of poor, unsuitable or insecure housing on people’s health and well-being; and how good housing can improve this

  • Considering different ways of working, including co-ordination and partnership with others – to focus our housing services on improving health and well-being

  • Attracting funding and resources to improve services for our residents

  • Continuing to provide and support services which improve the health and well-being of our residents, and monitor the effectiveness of these.

We will report annually on how we are doing.

Further information, additional statistics and summaries, can be obtained from Tessa Paul, Housing Strategy Officer. Email tessa.paul@erewash.gov.uk or call 0115 8508323.

Nottingham Core Strategic Housing Market Assessment

Bob Line and Associates have carried out a Housing Market Assessment for the Nottingham Core Area – which includes Erewash, Nottingham City, Broxtowe, Rushcliffe, Gedling and the Hucknall area of Ashfield.

This consists of an analysis of housing markets within and between the local authority areas as well as across the Nottingham Core area as a whole.

The purpose of the assessment is to establish a robust evidential base for the development of a long-term strategic view of housing need and demand. This will help to inform spatial planning and housing strategies in the area.

The full report can be found below:

An update to some of the Housing Market Assessment information was carried out during 2009 and in 2012. These showed an increase in affordable housing needed from 246 units per year, to 357 units a year, and subsequently 422 units per year. The 2009 and 2012 updates can be found below:

Disabled People's Housing Needs Study

A group of local authorities in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire (including Erewash) commissioned consultants Ecorys/ConsultCIH to carry out Disabled People's Housing Needs Research 2012 to look at the housing needs of people with physical disabilities.

The research identified current shortfall and future need for suitable accommodation, and examined different ways to meet these needs in a deliverable and cost effective way.

The research focused on the physical structure and facilities of a home, rather than the care and support issues.
It considered the needs of all age groups, and for all tenures including owner-occupiers, council or Housing Association tenants, and private renters.

The report specific to Erewash can be found below:

The overarching report for all of the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area covered, plus the appendices, can be found below:

Following the study in 2011 & 2012, due to the range of changes in the intervening period, the local authorities commissioned Habinteg in Spring 2013, to develop an Issues Paper highlighting recent and emerging legislation, policy and other information relevant to the housing needs of disabled people. This will help to ensure the local authorities and their partners are doing their best to understand and meet the housing needs of disabled people in their areas. The Issues Paper can be viewed below:

Older Person's Housing Needs Study

A Strategic Approach to Older Persons' Accommodation for Nottinghamshire and Erewash This is a study of the housing needs of older people. It was carried out across Nottinghamshire Housing Market Areas (HMAs) which include Erewash.

It included:

  • Postal and online surveys with 175 Erewash residents aged 50 plus

  • A focus group with 25 members of the Citizens Panel in Ilkeston.

  • Literature review of existing work

  • Collection and analysis of existing data.

The study outlines the need and demand for types and tenures of homes, and issues to be addressed to best meet the range of housing needs of older people.

There is a report specifically for Erewash, which should be read in conjunction with the main report. These can be found below:

Dwelling Size Research

Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners have carried out research into the relationship between household size and dwelling size.

This research will help to inform:

  • The type and size of housing which should be provided in our area

  • Advice we can give to housing developers

  • Policies in our Local Development Framework and housing strategies.

The research was commissioned jointly by Erewash Borough Council and other local authorities in the Nottingham Core Housing Market Area.

The Dwelling Size Research 2011 can be found below:

Derbyshire Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment

The Council are required to carry out assessments of the future accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers.

A Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) was jointly commissioned in August 2013 by

  • Derbyshire County, Derby City and eight district and borough councils in Derbyshire, including Erewash

  • Peak District National Park Authority

  • East Staffordshire Borough Council

  • The Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group.

and completed in June 2015.

Partners will be able to use the GTAA to guide pitch and plot requirements in their area. They can also use it as the basis for further studies and evidence gathering of their own, to provide a more locally specific indication of need. The GTAA does not highlight a requirement for specific sites in Erewash, although further work with partners may be carried out in the future.

A copy of the report can be found below:-

Further information is also available here.

Erewash Borough Council

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