Affordable housing survey – we need your help!
During the consultation on our Community Development Plan 2018 – 2022 you told us that affordable housing is an issue and something you’d like your Trust to look at more closely.
We’re all aware of the issues associated with housing in our area, insufficient affordable housing is accelerating the outward migration of young people and affecting businesses ability to recruit and retain staff. Second homes and holiday homes bring enormous tourism benefit but are pricing young people and people on low wages out of the market and taking many private rented homes off the market.
There is support and funding available to communities like ours to help address these issues and many communities have been successful in building and managing their own developments that fit their communities aspirations.
The first step is to be able to demonstrate a need for affordable housing and the Trust has secured funding for a survey to determine the demand and need for affordable housing in our area, you can help us build the picture by responding to the survey. Each completed survey will be entered into a draw for a £25 cash prize.
If you’re a local business please complete the business survey. If there are questions in the survey you’re not comfortable answering please leave them blank or enter a nil value. Detailed information will not be seen by the trust, it’s board or employees but will be analysed by Highland Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT) and presented as an overall picture in line with their data protection policy.
The business survey can be found here https://hscht.survey.fm/tomintoul-business
If you live in the AB37 9 postcode area please complete the residents survey, regardless of whether you’re in tenanted or owned property we’d like to know your views and the views of those in your household. The same caveat above applies, TGDT, its staff and directors will not see the detailed answers but will receive a summary from HSCHT.
The residents survey can be found here https://hscht.survey.fm/tomintoulglenlivet
If you live outside the AB37 9 area please complete the non residents survey, we would be grateful if this survey was circulated by our members to family, friends etc. The more responses to the surveys we receive the more accurate a picture we can build and the more likely we are to have a viable build project.
The non residents survey can be found here https://hscht.survey.fm/tomintoul-non-residents
The survey will run until 21st March and we’ll be running some dedicated surgeries throughout our area for people without internet access or who need help completing the survey keep an eye out for dates of these.