Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely is urging Islanders to complete the Isle of Wight Council’s Housing Needs Survey 2020 – because it will provide evidence to assist with his campaign to reduce the 10,000 homes target for the Island over the next 14 years.
The survey – which is open until 16th February at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IWHousingNeeds2020 – asks residents about their current housing situation and their housing requirements for the next 5 years. The survey will not only determine whether the existing housing available is suitable for resident’s changing needs, but also what kind of housing people need and whether they can afford it.
“There continues to be significant concern expressed by residents about the number, type and location of homes being planned for the Island.
“Its important Islanders complete the Housing Needs Survey because this will provide evidence to put in front of the Government to make our case for a lower, more realistic, housing target.
“The council can also use this information to influence the outcomes of any new proposed developments and ensure that future housing provision reflects what residents actually need, where they need it.”
The MP has said he will be raising the issue of the Island’s housing targets with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Bob is also continuing with his survey and petition against the current Island Plan – which has received over 6,700 responses and can be found at http://islandvision.uk/Islandplan/.