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Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA)

The Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA) has looked at a wealth of evidence, including population, household and economic growth projections, to assess the need for housing and employment land over the next 20 years.

The study is an important part of the evidence base for the Strategic Growth Plan. It will also form part of the evidence base for Local Plans and will feed into the Strategic Economic Plan being revised by the LLEP.

The HEDNA looks at projections based on past population and demographic trends, with adjustments made (where necessary) for higher migration to support economic growth, and/or to address affordability issues, responding to an analysis of market signals and evidence of the need for affordable housing.

The housing and employment needs evidence in the HEDNA will need to be brought together with wider evidence, including land availability and infrastructure, environmental, and other considerations through the plan-making process to identify where new housing can be delivered and to set future housing and employment land targets.

The Leicester and Leicestershire authorities have prepared a Joint Statement of Co-operation to explain how they will work together to meet housing needs across the area.  The Joint Statement was first published in January 2017 but has more recently been updated to reflect new circumstances.  As with the original, this updated version (November 2017) has been formally endorsed and signed by all the partner authorities.

The following documents are available for download:

1) HEDNA Executive Summary
2) HEDNA Full report
3) HEDNA appendices
4) Joint Statement of Co-operation
5) Joint Press Release
6)  Frequently Asked Questions about the HEDNA

NB: If you are experiencing any problems in downloading documents from this page, please note these documents are also available on the website of North West Leicestershire District Council.