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Local housing needs survey to take place in March

A housing survey is being undertaken to find out the local housing need of residents living close to the proposed Otterpool Park site.

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Starting next week (2 March) residents in Lympne, Postling, Saltwood, Sellindge, Stanford and Aldington will be randomly chosen to take part in a local housing needs survey.

The survey has been commissioned by consultants Quod on behalf of Folkestone & Hythe District Council. The survey is being carried out door to door by independent social research organisation Opinion Research Services (ORS).

The results of the project will feed into the housing strategy for the Otterpool Park project. This will help shape portions of the development to reflect the housing types in demand from local people.

Cllr David Monk, Leader of Folkestone & Hythe District Council, added: "Assessing the local housing need is key to our ambitions for Otterpool Park. We want the help of the community to discover what they really need housing-wise so we can try to provide solutions.

"We are committed to providing the homes that people want, whether these be first homes, family homes or those for older people who are considering downsizing. This is the kind of information we're eager to gather so that we can make the right choices."

For more information about the Otterpool Park garden town project please visit

Residents are advised to contact ORS on freephone 0800 107 7890 if they have any concerns about whether the researcher is genuine. Residents can also contact if they would like to know more about the survey.

Date published: 26 February 2020

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