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Headbourne Worthy Parish Council

Affordable Housing: Call for Sites

By Jill Judge, Parish Clerk Headbourne Worthy Parish Council

Friday, 7 July 2017


Headbourne Worthy Parish Council Contributor


The lack of affordable housing for local people has been raised as a key issue for the parish. Hampshire Alliance for Rural Affordable Housing (HARAH) has been working with Headbourne Worthy Parish Council to look at ways of increasing the amount of affordable housing available for local people.  In recent years house prices have increased rapidly, particularly in rural areas.  This has resulted in many local people being unable to afford to buy or rent a home in the village they grew up in or work in and have had to leave to find cheaper, suitable accommodation elsewhere.  The Parish Council and HARAH would like to provide some much-needed affordable homes, to ensure local people can stay within the area.

There are currently a number of households in housing need, who have indicated a local connection to Headbourne Worthy who are registered on Winchester City Council’s housing register.

We are searching for a suitable site within the parish to provide 6-10 homes. The ideal site will be approx 1 acre in size, which is close to existing houses and with highway access that landowners are prepared to sell at rural exception land values of between £10,000-£12,000 per home plot.

Winchester City Council Local Plan Part 1 policy CP4 may allow residential development on sites such as these if the housing is affordable for local people and will remain so in perpetuity. These sites are called rural exception sites. 

Anyone owning land which they would like to be considered for this project should submit details including a site location plan in writing or by email to:

Mags Wylie, Rural Housing Enabler, Action Hampshire, Westgate Chambers, Staple Gardens, Winchester, SO23 8SR

Email: mags.wylie@actionhants.org.uk

Tel:      01962 857361 (Direct Line)

All submissions to be made by 31 August 2017

Contact Information

Mags Wylie

  • 01962 857361

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