Dumfries & Galloway Council Housing Need & Demand Survey

Dumfries and Galloway Council has launched a survey about the housing needs and future aspirations of local households. The survey will allow the Council to better understand the housing circumstances and needs of local households so that a good range of housing options can be delivered in the future. The results will help the Council plan for new housing and housing services, making sure the needs of all residents and communities are met.

To make sure that the results are accurate, we need to speak to residents across Dumfries and Galloway, of all ages and living in all types of housing.

An online survey is open to all Dumfries and Galloway residents and 500 telephone interviews will be carried out with households across the area. The survey is being carried out by a professional market research company, Research Resource.

Telephone interviews will commence on 26th June 2023 and will continue over a period of 6 weeks.

All survey responses will be for research purposes only and it will not be possible to identify individual tenants from the responses. Research Resource are registered under the Data Protection Act and all responses will be completely confidential.

The online survey can be found here www.researchresource.co.uk/D&GHousing.html

Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Economy and Resources Committee, Councillor Ian Carruthers said: “I would very much encourage people to take the time to complete this survey or, if possible, participate in the telephone conversations. Only by hearing the needs of our D&G population can our Council plan future, sustainable housing to meet everyone’s requirements.” Vice Chair of E&R, Councillor David Inglis said: “We need to ensure that we build the correct housing in the right areas, dependent on the needs and hopes of our local communities. For us to do this we need our communities and citizens to engage with us. Make sure your voice is heard.”

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