A survey to assess housing need in the parish of Brompton-by-Sawdon is being carried out by Scarborough Council.
Questionnaires have been delivered to all households within the area to see if more affordable homes are needed – either to rent or to buy – for local people.
A council spokesman said: “It is important that every household which receives a questionnaire and is in housing need responds.
“Without this evidence of what local people want, then affordable housing schemes – which can help keep open community services such as village schools and shops – cannot be built.
“People not in the geographical area, but who still have a strong local connection to the parish – such as those who were born in the area or who have parents living there – can also be included in the survey if they request a questionnaire.”
Similar surveys have been carried out in other parishes in the borough and nearby villages in Ryedale. They have shown a demand for affordable homes for local people and resulted in new housing developments in Sherburn, Thornton-le-Dale and many villages in the North York Moors National Park.
These homes are now all occupied by people with a local connection to the parish in which they were built.
If anyone with a local connection to the Brompton-by-Sawdon parish is in housing need and would like to complete a questionnaire they can contact Scarborough Council’s rural housing enabler, Colin Huby, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephoning (01723) 232323 ext 2945.
You can also request a questionnaire by post by writing to Rural Housing Enabler, Scarborough Borough Council, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG.