Local Homes for the Community
Does Walkington have the right mix of housing?
In recent years, Walkington has seen plenty of new housing for sale but the homes often prove too expensive for many local households on limited incomes. Affordable housing, either for rent, shared ownership or discount sale could be the answer for many who want to stay in the village.
There are two housing sites on Townend Road to be developed by Scrutons Builders which will include 6 two bedroomed homes to be let at affordable rents. We want to know how much demand there is from within the village for this type of accommodation. Does the affordable housing need to be a mix of rent and sale?
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council in conjunction with Walkington Parish Council is therefore conducting a housing needs survey to assess the housing situation in the village.
The survey will try to find out what sort of local housing needs exist. You will recently have received a form – please complete it if you think these issues affect you.
The closing date for completing the form is Friday March 17th. A pre-paid envelope is included for you to post back to the Council.
The survey form is also available at the Post Office and can be accessed online at www.eastriding/housingstrategy .
There will also be an Open Afternoon from 3pm – 6pm on Wednesday March 8th at the Village Hall where representatives of the Council will be present to discuss the survey. Plans of the new housing will also be shown.
If local housing needs are found to exist and if the new homes were to get built; then priority (for either sales or lettings) are likely to be given to people from the village – in other words those people who live; who work or who have strong ties with the village.
If you need further information then speak to Rural Housing Enabler, David Siddle on tel no 01482 396115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime – please complete the survey form!