The Assynt Development Trust recently commissioned the Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT) to undertake an in-depth local analysis of housing need and future demand, which is vital for planning future development in Assynt.

This work was fully funded by the Highland Council.  Besides the surveying of local residents, and non-residents interested in relocating or returning to Assynt, there was also a survey for local businesses, and the final reports include a separate report looking at the Housing Need associated with local businesses.

You can read and download the full reports on the following links:

Main Housing Needs Report

Local Businesses Housing Needs Report

You can read and download a shorter summarised version of the reports here:

Assynt Report 2019 Summary Report

Many thanks to all those who took the time to complete the survey/s.

housing needs report main image

pie chart re inability to move

pie chart re effect on businesses of no housing provision