What is the Housing Market Area?
In 2005, a report for the East Midlands Regional Assembly and the Regional Housing Board identified Bolsover, North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield and Bassetlaw as a Housing Market Area (ND&B HMA).
It was recognised that these four authorities face many similar issues and are joined by the common factor that their housing markets are all influenced by the major urban areas of Sheffield and Rotherham, located across the regional border.
The Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)
The North Derbyshire and Bassetlaw SHMA has been prepared by GL Hearn Limited and it considers future housing need in the HMA over the period to 2031.
It considers how many homes and what type are needed, both market and affordable, as well as what housing is required to meet the needs of specific groups within the population including older people and those with disabilities.