Parish Councils

The Parish Council play a key role towards the development of an affordable housing scheme for their village.


Parish Councils are at the heart of rural communities

Their involvement throughout the process helps to ensure that an accurate picture of local need is found and positive steps are taken to meet needs.

Local knowledge

If a housing need is found then the Parish Council's local knowledge will be vital to help turn the needs evidence into a development of new homes for the village.

A Parish Council's familiarity with its area, community and history can be essential in helping a scheme to become a reality, in particular around:

  • site identification
  • community consultation
  • scheme design
  • planning application
  • local connection criteria