Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028

Strategic Housing Market Assessment

9.2 Key evidence for the policies and approach to housing in this section of the Local Plan comes from the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)[1]. Updated versions of the document will be used to inform the application of core policies over the plan period. The SHMA provides guidance on:

  • The likely overall proportions of households requiring market and affordable housing;
  • The likely profile of household types requiring market housing and;
  • The size, type and tenure of affordable housing required.
1. Taunton and South Somerset Housing Markets Areas Housing Market Assessment 2009 (HSSA and HIP data 1996-2007) [back]