Small-scale affordable housing must be recognised as a force for good in our rural communities because it drives investment, creates jobs and is vital to the long-term health of our country towns and villages. We have a broken rural housing market, and the fix is not to build huge swathes of generic affordable schemes on the fringes of settlements that create resentment in communities.
More than 40,000 new homes are needed in rural parts of the country annually, but they must be the right mix of housing, in the right location, which meets the needs of the community to deliver growth and economic prosperity.
“Small-scale affordable housing drives investment, creates jobs and is vital to the long-term health of our country towns and villages.”
– Jonathan Layzell (Inside Housing 05/07/18)