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Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)

The Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) reviews the whole of Leeds housing market and forms part of the evidence base which will help to inform future housing and planning policies and strategies.

SHMA 2007
A full SHMA was published in 2007. The following publications are available as pdfs on this page:
 Summary : Executive summary of Volume 1: Main report
 Volume 1 : Main report (including an assessment of housing need)
 Volume 2 : Housing issues in rural areas, for older persons, and for black and minority ethnic communities

SHMA update 2010 (Published 2012)
The 2010 study:
 provides an analysis of Leeds’ housing market and housing stock;
 provides evidence and conclusions for how much new housing is needed in Leeds for the period to 2026;
 determines how much and what types of affordable housing we need in Leeds;
 will influence a wide variety of council policies and strategies, including the Housing Strategy and the LDF Core Strategy.


Documents are available via the documents area on the left of this page. Please click on 'documents' heading for the menu to expand.

Further information can be viewed under Related pages on housing policy including affordable housing, the SHLAA and housing growth.