Launch of future housing needs survey


2nd March 2021

A survey has been launched to gather the public’s views about current and future housing needs across Dundee.

The survey supports the preparation of a Housing Need and Demand Assessment (HNDA) which is being undertaken on behalf of a partnership between four local authorities – Dundee, Angus, Perth & Kinross and Fife.

The HNDA covers a 20-year period from 2020 to 2040, and the purpose of the study is to help the Council to make decisions about future housing investment and plan for enough housing land in the right places to meet local housing needs.

The Council needs to hear the views of local residents about their current housing circumstances.

Neighbourhood services convener Councillor Anne Rendall said: “We want to hear about your home, how you feel about where you live, your current household arrangements, your housing needs and whether you plan to move in the future.

“Your views are vital because the more we find out about your current and future housing needs, the more evidence we can gather which will inform how the Council can respond to your needs and help create places that people are proud to call home.”

The survey can be accessed here and will only take a few minutes to complete.

Your answers will remain totally confidential and anonymous, and you will not be contacted by the Council about individual answers unless you give them permission.

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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