East Devon District Council

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Policy Tenancy strategy

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3. Local housing market in East Devon

The main housing issues and challenges within East Devon are:

  • A need for more affordable housing (demand far exceeds supply)
  • The high cost of owner occupation and renting in the private sector affecting the ability to secure suitable housing
  • Low wages in the district as compared to the national average
  • Poor housing conditions in the private sector
  • Fuel poverty and affordable warmth
  • The lack of suitable housing for young people.