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The Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA)

This study was commissioned as part of the evidence base supporting the review of the Local Plan. Its purpose is to assess future need for, and supply of, housing and employment land in the district, over the plan period to 2040 and beyond. In relation to the economy, the study considers how a step change in employment growth could be achieved, ‘to ensure that Bromsgrove district’s economy can grow in a sustainable and positive manner’, and how this employment growth relates to housing need’.

The study is being reported in two volumes. Volume 1 covers total housing numbers, together with the economy, labour market alignment and employment land. Volume 2 looks at housing in more detail, considering the mix and tenure of new homes needed – including affordable homes and specialist housing for the elderly.

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