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Accommodation Needs Assessment

To ensure that the right level of housing is developed in the right locations regular research is undertaken.

The Strategic Housing Market Assessment July 2015 (SHMA) is a key part of the evidence required to ensure the delivery of the right amount of new homes to meet current and future needs of our communities. It is a requirement under national planning policy and is a framework that local authorities can follow to develop a good understanding of how housing markets operate. It should be considered alongside other factors such as the viability of delivering affordable housing, land availability and local policy priorities and therefore the evidence provided in the SHMA should not be viewed in isolation.

The primary objective of the Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2016 (GTAA) is to provide a robust assessment of the current and future need for Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople accommodation in Boston and South Holland.  As well as updating previous GTAAs, another key reason for completing the latest study was the publication of a revised version of Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (PPTS) in August 2015. This included a change to the definition of Travellers for planning purposes. 

The GTAA provides a robust and credible evidence base which can be used to aid the implementation of Development Plan policies and the provision of new Gypsy and Traveller pitches and Travelling Showpeople plots for the period up to 2036. 

The purpose of the Coastal Lincolnshire Economic Viability Assessment January 2013 is to assess the viability of residential development schemes across the two districts of East Lindsey and Boston Borough and provide well reasoned justification for proposed thresholds and affordable housing targets. These targets and thresholds will take into account current market uncertainties while recognising that Local Plan policies have to be credible over the medium to long term.

The latest versions of each of these reports can be found in the Housing Evidence section on the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan website - see Useful links