Rural Affordable Housing

Following our Affordable Housing Needs Survey these 4 new homes were built by Hastoe Housing Association and handed over to Gaddesden Row residents in December 2017.

CDA Herts supports rural communities with a need for affordable housing. We work in partnership with Parish Councils, District Councils and Registered Housing Providers to assess the need for affordable homes for local people.

Information is gathered through a Housing Needs Survey, which is distributed throughout the Parish, to obtain feedback from local residents on the specific need for affordable housing. If a need is demonstrated then a Rural Exception site can be used to provide affordable housing for local people and to remain so in perpetuity in that community.

By helping to provide critically needed affordable housing we are able to enhance and maintain the vitality of rural communities. Typically young adults seeking their first home or older people needing to downsize are forced to leave villages, or remain in inadequate housing due to the lack of available affordable housing.

Our housing work promotes sustainable development in rural areas and also leaves a legacy by providing a mix of good quality housing which will remain for local people for years to come.

In order to provide this service to local communities, CDA Herts has formed 3 partnerships with the District Councils in Dacorum, North and East Herts and their preferred rural Housing Association partners. With all the vested interest groups working together, the partnerships help facilitate the development process.

In response to a wider need to support Neighbourhood Planning Groups and communities looking at their future housing needs we can now offer Housing Needs Assessments and advice and support on Community Led Housing.

Contact Giles Meredith, Rural Housing Enabler giles.meredith@cdaherts.org.uk

  • Rural Housing Partner, North Hertfordshire

List of  our partners:

Dacorum Borough Council
East Herts Council
North Herts District Council
Hastoe Housing Group
North Herts Homes
Paradigm Housing Group
Hightown Praetorian & Churches H.A.
Network Homes

List of Parish’s assisted with Housing Needs Surveys:

St Ippolyts
Newnham & Caldecote
Kings Walden
Weston
Holwell
Great Gaddesden
Nettleden with Potten End
St Paul’s Walden
Walkern Parish Council
Ickleford Parish Council 2017