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Housing Needs Survey In Owermoigne

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12:02am 9th March 2014

There's concern the property boom in Dorset means many people can no longer afford to live in their local villages.

A survey is now being carried out to see if more affordable housing needs to be found in Owermoigne.

You can take part if you are connected to the area, through family or work.

Completing the survey could help deliver a small number of homes to the village.

Robert Gould, Leader of West Dorset District Council, said: "Sadly the property boom means that many people can no longer afford to live in their local villages.

"This loss, of especially younger people, can have a dramatic impact on the vitality of village life. Everyone loses out as it leads to the loss of community support networks, local services and facilities. I am asking people to complete this survey so we can get a better picture of the housing situation."     
 
West Dorset District Council is also working with parish councils to see how housing problems could be tackled. If proposals for affordable homes are brought forward they will be aimed at people with a local connection who are unable to afford accommodation on the open market.

Information about affordable housing and a link to the survey, which can be filled out online, is available here: www.dorsetforyou.com/affordable-housing/west/weymouth The deadline for completing the Owermoigne Parish Affordable Housing Needs Survey is 18 April 2014.  

If you need any more information about the survey please contact Catherine Bonnett, West Dorset District Council Rural Housing Enabling Officer on 01305 252448, email: C.Bonnett@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk or Paul Derrien, West Dorset District Council Housing Enabling Team Leader, on 01305 252447.

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