As the UK government works towards the new Future Homes Standard – which aims to make all new build homes more sustainable – local authorities across the country are rising to the challenge in various ways. Part of meeting the Future Homes Standard as it comes into effect in 2025 will be a new set […]
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8.9.2021 How a housing needs survey can transform a community
This summer marks a major milestone for the Right Home Right Place team. It’s the season in which full planning permission was granted for a Community-Led Housing Scheme in the very first parish we surveyed; the village of Prees, near Whitchurch. With input from Prees Parish Council, the scheme’s architect and the chosen Housing Association, […]
29.7.2021 Addressing Shropshire’s Rural Housing Crisis
Shropshire’s rural housing crisis Shropshire, in common with the rest of the country, has faced a rural housing crisis for many years. As rural homes have become scarce and demand (particularly post-pandemic) has soared, the price of an average rural home in the county has been pushed far beyond reach for many locals. According to […]
1.6.2021 Exploring Shropshire’s Rich and Colourful History
Local and Community History Month took place last month, and it’s been a chance to delve into our county’s past and uncover how events have shaped it into the area it is today.
9.3.2021 RHRP Guide – Addressing Housing Need in Shropshire
As well as information on the types and tenures of affordable housing, this guide outlines how Shropshire Council are meeting local housing need – download it here.
10.2.2021 Case Study | Community-Led Housing in St Martins
As the third largest town in the county, Oswestry is an important economic hub. The average open-market house in St Martins, however, is almost 6 times higher than the average salary of its residents, leaving property ownership beyond the reach of many potential local buyers.
8.2.2021 What is a Community Led Housing Scheme?
A Community-Led Scheme is an ideal option for communities who would like to have extensive input into the look and location of any affordable housing built in their parish.
7.1.2021 Shropshire’s Evolving Housing Landscape
Shropshire, like every county, faces challenges with providing the right mix of housing for its residents. So how is Shropshire Council supporting residents with housing at all stages of their life, and how can we maintain our county’s vibrant communities?
8.12.2020 When a Sustainable Home Becomes a Lifestyle
Shropshire is home to a growing number of housing developments that have been constructed with environmental credentials in mind.
12.11.2020 How to Host a Virtual Community Event
We’re now well into a second lockdown, and with many older or more vulnerable parishioners still shielding, most of the community events you’d normally run may not be possible for a while longer.
27.10.2020 How to Finance your Self Build Home
Did you know that building your own home can be an affordable housing option? Explore our complete guide to financing a self-build home to find out more.
14.10.2020 How to Raise Parish Funds in the COVID Era
The landscape for events remains uncertain, but with many parishes relying on an annual programme of activities to raise funds for church repairs or critical community projects, generating income can become a challenge.