• Tackling the rural housing crisis: new national guide for parish councils launched

Tackling the rural housing crisis: new national guide for parish councils launched

"Parish and town councils are a driving force for change and a key partner in delivering affordable homes for local people."

HRH The Princess Royal

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Midlands Rural is joining rural housing colleagues across the country to launch a new guide promoting affordable rural homes.

The guide is written by the Rural Housing Alliance and Rural Services Network and is aimed at parish councils. It promotes the benefit of affordable rural housing developments and the role that parish councils can play in their delivery.

Midlands Rural is also really pleased that their developments at Youlgrave and Harbury feature as examples of good practice in the guide.

The guide opens with a call to action from HRH The Princess Royal who is Patron of English Rural Housing Association and a longstanding advocate of affordable rural housing. She is encouraging parish councils to take the lead in tackling the affordable housing crisis facing the countryside.

HRH The Princess Royal commented: “Small scale affordable rural housing developments help to rebalance communities, keeping families together whilst providing a boost for local services. Parish and town councils are a driving force for change and a key partner in delivering affordable homes for local people.”

Midlands Rural hope this guide will help them with their work and lead to more parish councils taking up the challenge, supporting the research and development of affordable rural homes for local people in their own community.

Click here to download the guide.

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