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Strategic Housing Market Assessment

The Strategic Housing Marketing Assessment gives a better understanding of our housing needs. It examines:

  • how many homes we need
  • what type of homes we need

We work with Waverley and Woking borough councils to produce the Assessment.

Our updated West Surrey SHMA Guildford Addendum Report 2017 (PDF) [585KB] (opens new window)  considers:

  • latest population and household projections
  • mid-year population estimates
  • economic projections which have been updated in light of Brexit

The SHMA does not consider any factors which limit our ability to meet the housing need. To define our housing target in the Local Plan, we'll also consider factors like:

  • sustainability
  • site availability
  • infrastructure capacity
  • environmental designations

We've also prepared a Review of Housing Needs Evidence across West Surrey Housing Market Area (PDF) [654KB] (opens new window) .