DATA released by Cotswold District Council has revealed the top spots for council housing applications in Gloucestershire.


1. Cirencester

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The capital of the Cotswolds received an impressive 622 applications, with more than 85 per cent of people who applied for a spot in the town listing it as their first preference.


2. Moreton-in-Marsh

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Moreton had about 400 fewer applicants than Cirencester but more than 65 per cent of those who chose it listed it as a first preference.








3. South Cerney

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Home to the Cotswold Water Park South Cerney managed just shy of 200 applicants but only 42 put it as their first choice.


4. Bourton-on-the-Water

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Tourist favourite Bourton was the first choice of 101 of the 189 who applied for social housing there.


5. Siddington

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Only ten people listed Siddington as their first choice despite 169 people applying for social housing there overall. Don't worry Siddington, we still love you.








6. Stow-on-the-Wold

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Stow managed 40 first choices, rating more favourably than Siddington but with only 134 choosing it overall.


7. Fairford

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Almost half of the 127 people applying for accomodation in Fairford listed it as a first choice. Perhaps it had something to do with the airshow?


8. Tetbury

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Tetbury contains that Standard's favourite cheese shop (The House of Cheese) and attracted more than 100 applicants for social housing, 73 of whom put it as their first choice.


9. Chipping Campden

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Favourite hangout of Prime Minister David Cameron, quintessentially Cotswold town Chipping Campden got 98 application for social housing.


10. Lechlade

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Lechlade pipped Kemble to the tenth spot with 47 per cent of applicants putting as a first choice. The town only beat Kemble by 18 applicants but was chosen as a first choice far more often.


Also worth noting is that sixteen parishes received no applications at all, including Batsford, Ozleworth and Notgrove with eight other parishes receiving only one application.