Shelter has launched Shelter Housing Insights for Communities, the easy access local housing data resource.

In an era of Localism, reliable local housing data will be critical for local authority housing and planning professionals to achieve robust local plans.

That’s why Shelter has put the most up-to-date housing data – drawn from a wide range of sources – into one place, enabling local authority officers and councillors to base their plans on strong evidence in just a few quick steps.

Regularly updated, this new Housing Insights for Communities will be a reliable source for decision making, planning for housing and informing community engagement.

It also enables local areas to be compared and can aggregate local data to regional and national levels, in a few easy clicks.

Click here to find out more about the Housing Insights

Photo credit: Buchan House, South Acton Estate, West London taken by Chris Guy