Rural Coalition calls for more rural Affordable Homes

The rural Coalition which includes the NHF today called for the planning system to deliver more affordable homes to help sustain rural communities. The Coalition released its 2017 Statement today calling on the government to take four positive actions, top of which is a call to “Introduce an ambitious annual target for the number of new affordable homes built in rural areas and a dedicated rural affordable housing funding programme”

The other actions are designed to further support the sustainability of rural communities and prioritise:

  • Delivering a support programme for rural businesses and community entrepreneurs.
  • Ensuring that the extra costs of delivering services in rural areas are properly reflected in any funding formula, such as those used for local government, education and the NHS.
  • Providing a comprehensive community infrastructure support programme, which recognises the pressures on volunteers, helps those places with less capacity and spreads existing good rural practice.

You can find out more here https://www.nfuonline.com/assets/97637

And here http://www.24housing.co.uk/news/plea-for-government-to-end-sidelining-of-rural-housing/