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Parish Councillors' Guide to Rural Affordable Housing launched

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The new Parish Councillors' Guide to Rural Affordable Housing launched during Rural Housing Week 2021

Rural affordable housing is part of the lifeblood of rural communities, but it is in short supply.

This is not a new problem; only 8% of rural homes are classed as affordable. But, with a recent increase in demand for rural homes, high property prices, reduced funding and limitations on new home development it will continue to intensify.

The active involvement of parish or town councils, and their strong community support and leadership, will ensure that new community-led schemes are successfully delivered.

Recognising this, the Rural Housing Alliance (RHA) have created a guide to help parish and town councils explore the options available to create more affordable homes in their communities.

This fantastic interactive guide, packed with inspirational case studies (including several from Northamptonshire Rural Housing):

  • takes you through the options available to you
  • the stages in the development process
  • introduces you to the key players
  • arms you with an understanding of some of the technical matters that will help you make decisions.

Most importantly of all it will help you deliver new homes that you can be proud of and make yours a thriving community.

At Northamptonshire Rural Housing, we can help you create sensitively-designed, affordable homes in your community. Get in touch to find out how we can help.

Download the guide today and start the journey to providing more affordable homes in your community