Does Charfield need affordable homes?
AFFORDABLE homes could be built in Charfield to help villagers and young families around the parish struggling during tough economic times.
The Housing Enabling Team at South Gloucestershire Council has partnered with Charfield Parish Council and the Village Plan Steering Group to undertake an independent housing needs survey of the area.
As part of the initiative all parishioners will be asked whether cheaper homes would be welcome in the parish.
The information gathered will be used to assess the number of households which cannot afford to meet their housing need in the current market.
A council spokesman said: "Should a need for affordable housing be evidenced, consideration will be had for development proposals for a rural affordable housing exception site.
"The survey is anonymous and please be assured that any information provided is completely confidential and no personal information that could identify your household will be shared with the Parish Council or Village Plan Group."
A consultation event will also be held at the Memorial Hall Sportsman’s Lounge on Friday, September 20 (3.30pm-7pm). Councillors and and housing officers will be on hand to answer residents' questions.
The Housing Needs Survey is available on www.southglos.gov.uk/housingneed All questionnaires must be completed by Monday, September 30.
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