News article entitled Charing Housing Needs Survey

Charing Housing Needs Survey

Published: 13/07/2021

During January, all households in Charing will receive a housing needs survey in the post. Charing Parish Council is working with Ashford Borough Council to assess whether there might be a need for “local needs” housing in the parish so that residents who cannot afford to buy or rent locally, are not forced to move away. 

The survey is being undertaken by the Rural Housing Enabler from Action with Communities in Rural Kent. It also helps those who have already had to move away make a return to their family support networks and contribute to the local community. To identify whether a need for this type of housing exists in our community, a Housing Needs Survey will be delivered to every household during January. 

Please do look out for it; we would like to hear from as many residents as possible. The survey will also ask older residents of the parish who might need to downsize or move to more suitable housing to respond, whether they need affordable housing or housing to buy on the open market.

For more information contact Action with Communities in Rural Kent on 01303 745 645.