You need to take into account the housing need in the local area. We have some information about the housing need across the district. The majority of the need in East Devon is for 1 and 2 bedroom properties. This is confirmed in the Strategic Market Housing Assessment 2014/2015 which identified that 50% of those in need require 1 bedroom, 40% require 2 bedrooms and 10% require 3 or 4 bedroom properties.
If you are building in a rural area you may want to speak to the Rural Housing Enablers at Devon Communities Together who will also have information on local need in most rural areas. They can be contacted by telephoning 01392 248919.