Rural areas are facing specific local challenges such as affordable housing, an ageing population, rural isolation, and reduced accessibility. Rural communities make up 50% of Wiltshire’s population living in 95% of the geographic area. We have recently begun a 5 year rolling programme of rural housing needs surveys in collaboration with parish councils and partner housing associations in order to help better understand the needs of our rural communities.
More information on the rural housing survey can be found on the Wiltshire council website.
For an assessment of rural communities and services please see the Rural facilities survey.