THOUSANDS of householders across Hartlepool and Teesside are being asked to take part in a survey of housing need.
Hartlepool Borough Council has jointly commissioned an independent assessment of housing requirements with neighbouring Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland councils.
Questionnaires will be sent to 56,000 households at random and the results will help each council shape their future housing and planning policies.
People can also complete the questionnaire online by logging on to www.teesvalleyhousingsurvey.info before November 14. All answers will be treated in confidence.
Anyone who wants to know more about the survey or needs help filling in the questionnaire should call arc4 Ltd on 0800 6129133.