From September to October 2017, the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group surveyed the households of Shenley Parish to better understand the local housing requirements. The response was excellent, with over 550 responses – roughly 25% of all the households in the parish.
Below, you can find a basic analysis of the results of the survey.
In this section, we asked people about the home that they and their family are currently living in.
Q1) Which road/street do you live on?
Presented as general area (Answered: 552 / Skipped: 5)
|Area of Shenley||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
Q2) What type of building is your current home?
(Answered: 556 / Skipped: 1)
|Current Building Type||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
|Flat / Maisonette||40||7.19%|
|Bungalow / Chalet bungalow||13||2.34%|
|Bedsit / Studio / Room only||1||0.18%|
|Caravan / Mobile home||1||0.18%|
Q3) What type of tenancy is your current home?
(Answered: 551 / Skipped: 6)
|Current Tenancy Type||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
|Rented from council/housing association||58||10.53%|
|Rented from private landlord||23||4.17%|
|County Council Lease||1||0.18%|
|House belongs to family||1||0.18%|
Q4) Are you on the local council housing register or waiting list?
(Answered: 554 / Skipped: 3)
|On Housing Register||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
Q5) How many bedrooms does your home currently have?
(Answered: 554 / Skipped: 3)
|Current No. Bedrooms||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
Q6) What is the make-up of your household?
Filtered to top 10. Simplified by merging children’s age groups. (Answered: 554 / Skipped: 3)
|Household Make-up||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
|Adults: 2, Children: 0||202||36.46%|
|Adults: 1, Children: 0||101||18.23%|
|Adults: 2, Children: 2||83||14.98%|
|Adults: 3, Children: 0||36||6.50%|
|Adults: 2, Children: 1||33||5.96%|
|Adults: 4, Children: 0||23||4.15%|
|Adults: 2, Children: 3||21||3.79%|
|Adults: 1, Children: 1||11||1.99%|
|Adults: 3, Children: 1||10||1.81%|
|Adults: 1, Children: 2||10||1.81%|
Q7) What vehicles and parking do you have at your home?
Shown as number of spare parking spaces in a household (Answered: 484 / Skipped: 73)
|Total households who answered vehicles AND parking questions||484|
|Total current spare parking spaces from those households||77|
|Average current spare parking spaces per household||0.16|
|Total households who also responded to future parking question||342|
|Total future spare parking spaces from those households||-37|
|Average future spare parking spaces per household||-0.11|
Q8) How many adults in your household cycle regularly?
(Answered: 548 / Skipped: 9)
|Number of Adult Cyclists||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
In this section, we asked if people are planning to move home and, if so, what they would need from a new home.
Q9) Are you planning to move from your current home in the next two years?
Not skippable online but 7 skipped on paper – shown as Unknown (Answered: 557 / Skipped: 0)
|Planning to Move in 2 years||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
Note: The remaining questions were only answered by those wishing to move (and some Unknown)
Q10) Why do you wish to move?
(Answered: 99 / Skipped: 9 (458))
|Reasons for Moving||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
|Buy Own Home||8||8.08%|
|Age, Health or Mobility||7||7.07%|
|General Move or Change||5||5.05%|
|Better Public Transport||2||2.02%|
|Issues with Property or Neighbours||2||2.02%|
|Better or Nearer Schools||1||1.01%|
|Marriage, Cohabiting or Separation||1||1.01%|
Q11) Do you wish to remain in Shenley?
(Answered: 100 / Skipped: 8 (457))
|Do You Wish To Remain in Shenley?||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
Q12) What type of building will you be looking to move to?
(Answered: 68 / Skipped: 40 (489))
|Type of Building||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
|Bungalow / Chalet bungalow||16||23.53%|
|Caravan / Mobile home||1||1.47%|
Q13) How many bedrooms does the new home need to have as a minimum?
(Answered: 103 / Skipped: 5 (454))
|No. of Bedrooms||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
Q14) What type of tenancy will you be looking for?
(Answered: 93 / Skipped: 15 (464))
|No. of Bedrooms||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
|Rented from council/housing association||5||5.38%|
In this section, we asked about situations where some of a household move out, while others stay.
Q15) Has anyone in your family left home in the last five years?
(Answered: 542 / Skipped: 15)
|Has Anyone Left Shenley?||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
|Yes, left Shenley||74||13.65%|
|Yes, stayed in Shenley||6||1.11%|
Q15a) Why did they leave Shenley?
Only answered by those who answered “Yes, left Shenley” (Answered: 68 / Skipped: 6 (489))
|Why Did They Leave Shenley?||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
|Marriage, Cohabiting or Separation||15||22.06%|
|University or Studying||13||19.12%|
|General Move or Change||9||13.24%|
|Buy Own Home||2||2.94%|
|Age, Health or Mobility||1||1.47%|
Q16) Is anyone in your family planning to leave home in the next five years?
(Answered: 537 / Skipped: 20)
|Is Anyone Leaving Shenley||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
|Yes, leaving Shenley||77||14.34%|
|Yes, staying in Shenley||12||2.23%|
Q16a) Why are they leaving Shenley?
Only answered by those who answered “Yes, leaving Shenley” (Answered: 74 / Skipped: 3 (483))
|Why Are They Leaving Shenley?||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
|University or Studying||24||32.43%|
|General Move or Change||8||10.81%|
|Age, Health or Mobility||2||2.70%|
|Buy Own Home||2||2.70%|
|Better Public Transport||2||2.70%|
Accessibility and Services
In this section, we asked about accessibility requirements.
Q17) Are your or any member of your household’s day-to-day activities limited because of a long-term health problem, which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months?
Note: 16 skipped and 16 said preferred not to answer – 32 total (Answered: 541 / Skipped: 16)
|Are Any Member of Household’s Day-To-Day Activities Limited?||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
|Yes, limited a lot||40||7.39%|
|Yes, limited a little||65||12.01%|
|Prefer not to say||16||2.96%|
Q18) Do you or any member of your household, require any of the following now, or are you likely to require them in the next five to ten years?
(Answered: 84 / Skipped: 473)
|Requirements||No. of Responses|
|Accommodation on the Ground Floor||53|
|Sheltered Housing with Support Services Provided||18|
|Other Housing with Support Services||15|
|Residential Care Provided||18|
|Total households with any of the above requirements||84|
Households that commented only to say “Who knows?” or similar: 51
In this section, we asked a few final questions about housing in Shenley.
Q19) What is your definition of a large home?
(Answered: 540 / Skipped: 17)
|What is the Min. No. of Bedrooms in a “Large Home”?||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
Q19a) Difference between “Large Home” and current home
Calculated by subtracting Q2 from Q19 (Answered: 538 / Skipped: 19)
|Difference between “Large Home” and current home||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
Q20) If, in the future, the local authority require us to plan for new homes in Shenley, what would you find most acceptable?
Average acceptability score (1 = most acceptable, 5 = least acceptable) (Answered: 318 / Skipped: 239)
|Types of Development||Average Rating|
|Redevelopment of brownfield sites||1.63|
|Development of small green belt sites near existing housing||3.40|
|Redevelopment of larger properties into smaller ones||2.63|
|Larger development in green belt||4.07|
Note: A lower rating means a more acceptable type of development
Many paper responses to Q20 did not correctly rank all options, so had to be excluded from the above
Q21) Do we need to retain the green nature of the village and the surrounding Green Belt area?
(Answered: 543 / Skipped: 14)
|Do We Need to Retain the Green Nature of the Village?||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
Q22) Where do you and other members of your household work?
(Answered: 416 / Skipped: 141)
|Location of Work||No. of Responses|
|Shenley (Working From Home)||104|
Households that wrote “Retired” for this question: 110
Q23) Which age group do you belong to?
(Answered: 535 / Skipped: 22)
|Which Age Group Do You Belong To?||No. of Responses||% of Responses|
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