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Published by the Rural Housing Alliance, which works in partnership with the Rural Services Network and National Housing Federation, this is a group of housing associations that develop and manage affordable homes in rural areas across England.

Their aim is to work together to share innovation, good practice and ideas, advocate the need for affordable rural homes and provide a unified voice on key issues. Additionally, they enable rural housing associations to compare and learn from each others’ work in areas such as design and sustainability.

The guide sets out a wide range of information, useful to Parish Councillors considering their local areas. It answers questions such as ‘what is affordable housing’ and ‘what planning routes are available’ and contains more detailed guidance on Rural Exception Sites and how to deliver affordable rural housing in your local area.

It also includes a range of case studies to explore the issues further.

Parish Councillors' Guide to Rural Affordable Housing

Added 13 July 2021
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