We have a statutory duty to undertake a Sheffield Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) in order to identify the scale and range of housing required over the course of the Local Plan. A key part of this is determining the affordable housing requirements for the city, including the different sizes and types of affordable housing needed.  

The SHMA tells us:

  • About the supply and demand for different housing in the city 
  • Estimates the number of new homes that will be needed over the next 5 years
  • Provides important evidence about the housing market that we can use in the development of housing and planning policies to help guide future housing delivery

This robust analysis of housing need and aspiration helps to ensure that the right mix and types of homes are being delivered in the right places

Sheffield Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2018

Work is underway to refresh Sheffield’s Housing Market Assessment. The study will include both Sheffield and Rotherham Local Authority Areas and is being carried out by CRESR, part of Sheffield Hallam University.

An important part of the work is a household survey. This is taking place during July and August, when around one in ten households in the city will receive a letter inviting them to take part in the survey. The households have been chosen at random using a method designed to cover all areas of the city and all types of housing. Only households who receive the letter from CRESR can take part in the survey.

The revised SHMA report will be available early in 2019.

Housing Strategy & Policy

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