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Allerdale Borough Council,
Allerdale House,
CA14 3YJ

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Housing Need

Evidence from the 2016 Housing Study has shown that Allerdale needs 175 affordable properties every year for the next five years.

Each ward in Allerdale recorded some level of need for affordable housing. The wards with the highest need figures are Keswick, Flimby, Silloth, St Michaels, Boltons and Crummock.

A one bedroom property is the most needed size of affordable housing in Allerdale, for both households aged under 65 years of age and those aged 65 years and over. The second most needed property for households aged less than 65 years is a four bed property. For households aged 65 years and over, the second most needed property is a two bed property.

The 2016 Housing Study found that of those households considering older persons housing in the next five years, 81% wanted to continue to live in their own home. This, coupled with Allerdale's ageing population, means it is very important that the right type and tenure of older persons housing is provided.

The housing team works closely with the two planning authorities operating in Allerdale to provide an evidence base to determine housing need. We use this information in section 106 planning obligations which are used to secure affordable housing on new developments.

It is our intention over the next five years to provide the most up-to-date information to enable the Council to maximise new affordable and open market housing.

If you would like more information about the affordable housing need in Allerdale, please contact us on 01900 702570 or email

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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ