A NEW website will let people inform council chief of their housing needs.

Shropshire Council has launched the Right Home, Right Place website to complete an online housing needs survey.

Robert Macey, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for planning, said: “So that we can provide the right homes in the right place we need people to tell us what type of housing they need and where they need it. This may, for example, be people living with parents but wanting their own place, older people looking to downsize, or someone looking for a house nearer to work.

“At present people are put off from telling us what type of housing they need and where, or are unaware how to.

"To address this we’ve created the Right Home, Right Place scheme and website to help us to engage with those in need.

“Once we know more about what the need is, we’ll speak to the local housing associations and land owners, but also to local business and employers as provision of accommodation will help to attract and retain workers.”

The website - www.righthomerightplace.com - also provides information about affordable housing, community housing and housing in general.

Although Shropshire Council will be collecting data for the whole of the county, it will also target individual areas – the first one being Prees.

The housing needs survey for Prees runs until June 24, though people can continue to complete the surveys after this.