A Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) is a study of the way the housing market works in any particular area. It looks into the type of people living in the area, where they work and what sort of houses they need.
Please note: this 2011 version of the Strategic Housing Market Assessment has now been updated by the 2015 version.
In 2011 the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Strategic Housing Group appointed Justin Gardner Consulting to undertake an update and review of the 2008 Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) for the Bournemouth/Poole and Dorchester/Weymouth Housing Market Areas (HMAs).
The review involved detailed analysis of secondary data, including updating the 2007 Housing Needs Survey. The consultants also undertook new research including interviews with Estate and Lettings Agents and other housing stakeholders across the county to get a picture of the current housing market. Population and household projections that fed into the analysis were prepared by the local authorities.
Draft reports for the two HMAs were made available to a well attended stakeholder meeting on 22 September 2011. Further comments on the draft reports were sought for a three week period following the meeting.
Final reports for the two HMAs and eight Local Authorities have now been produced.
Bournemouth/Poole HMA, 2011 Strategic Housing Market Assessment Update - Bournemouth and Poole Final Report
Dorchester/Weymouth HMA, 2011 Strategic Housing Market Assessment Update - Dorchester and Weymouth Final Report
Summary reports by district
Bournemouth/Poole HMA, 2011 Strategic Housing Market Assessment Update:
- Summary Report for Bournemouth Borough Council
- Summary Report for Christchurch Borough Council
- Summary Report for East Dorset District Council
- Summary Report for North Dorset District Council
- Summary Report for Borough of Poole Council
- Summary Report for Purbeck District Council
Dorchester/Weymouth HMA, 2011 Strategic Housing Market Assessment Update: