Thursday, 19 June 2014 11:27

Parish views sought on rural housing

Written by  Ruralcity Media
Parish views sought on rural housing

The Rural Housing Policy Review is now seeking views of parish councils on affordable housing.

Set up by Hastoe Housing Association, the review is exploring what has changed since the production of key reports into rural affordable housing published 2005-2008 and what now needs to happen to assist delivery.

The review group is chaired by Lord Best and includes authors of these key reports, Lord Matthew Taylor and Elinor Goodman, plus movers and shakers of rural affordable housing delivery from across the country.

Findings of the review will inform recommendations to national policy makers and assist those responsible for delivery.

The review has already sought input from local authorities and now is keen to get views from Parish Councils.

It is interested in the factors that encourage and deter parish councils from engaging in the delivery of rural affordable housing.

By responding, parish councils will help ensure the review is well informed and effective.

Completing a short tick box questionnaire will take about 10 minutes and will be enormously helpful to the review group.

Please return your completed questionnaire by 25 July to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have problems accessing the questionnaire or any queries concerning the review, please contact Jo Lavis through her e-mail.

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  • Guest (ROY TURNER)

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    THERE IS URGENT NEED FOR MORE AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR LOCAL PEOPLE IN RURAL AREAS.
    THE PURCHASE OF WHAT WERE CHEAPER PROPERTIES FOR BUY TO LET HAS MOVED THE PRICE OF EVEN MODEST HOMES BEYOND THE REACH OF RURAL WORKERS.
    UNLESS THE COUNTRYSIDE IS TO BECOME A LARGE SCALE GERIATRIC VILLAGE YOUNG FAMILIES MUST BE ENCOURAGED TO REMAIN.

  • Guest (Mike Burt)

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    Okeford Fitzpaine parish council have been striving to increase the supply of affordable homes & homes in general.
    We have had some sucsess but the district policy to do away with settlement boundaries and class all parishes as the country side and also concentrate all strategic development into the towns will have a significant impact on our efforts.
    This may have a disastrous effect on our School, Pub, Shop, Church, & Village Hall and bring about the downfall of social life in Parishes.

    from Dorset, UK

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