Evidence base


A background paper on housing published in September 2009 provides an overview of projected change in the borough, reflecting further evidence on population estimates as well as demand and need for different types of housing. Importantly it demonstrates how the council can meet this demand, through the identification of specific development sites, which are suitable for, and have the potential to deliver, new housing in the borough during the lifetime of the development strategy.

The cumulative potential of these sites is set out in a housing trajectory and overall quantum of development for the borough for the 15 years of the development strategy.

The council’s Housing Strategy 2009-2014 examines the overall housing situation in Ealing and proposals for addressing the main issues. It includes council housing, housing associations, owner-occupiers and the private rented sector.

A Housing Needs Survey was published in September 2009. DCA research were commissioned to carry out a housing study for the London Borough of Ealing.  The study was designed to assess the future requirements for both affordable and market housing. 

The London wide Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment and Housing Capacity Study 2009 (SHLAA/HCS) is a comprehensive technical study into London’s potential housing capacity and the land available to meet it. In line with London Plan commitments to update the current London Plan housing targets by 2011, the SHLAA/HCS is an important evidence document for determining levels of housing provision in the  London Plan (July 2011). The study is also an important evidence base for the Local Plans (formally known as LDF) preparation.