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TOUR SHOWCASES LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

We have plenty to shout about during Rural Housing Week as we are delivering more affordable homes for more families in more villages than ever before this year.

To mark this achievement, the Board, including WRHA Chairman, Derrick Dyas, is taking the opportunity to tour of three of our new development sites today.

The grand tour kicks off in Wootton Wawen where we are working in partnership with Bouygues UK, Waterloo Housing Group and the local community, on the first ever Passivhaus scheme in the county.  Work has already begun on the development, on land next to the A3400, which will see 14 properties being built to the rigorous Passivhaus standard for energy efficient buildings.

Board members will then move on to Great Alne for a start on site ceremony at Spernal Lane where seven new affordable homes are set to be built.  The plans for the development were passed unanimously earlier this year reflecting the real need for more homes in the village which local people can afford.

The final stop on the tour will be Broom, where they are bringing five properties for affordable rent and one for shared ownership to this very rural village.  This development is due to be completed next Spring.

Chairman, Derrick Dyas, said: “Rural Housing Week is the perfect opportunity for the Board members to view the progress of some of our latest schemes and to hear about the huge difference they will make to people in the local communities we serve.”