At the end of October, some of the team here at Right Home Right Place went to visit Penybryn Avenue in Whittington. This site visit was with STAR, Harpers the builders and the Community Led Steering Group.
News & Media
14.10.2022 Cost of Living Help
Tackling the Cost-of-Living Crisis in Shropshire.
Organisations in Shropshire have been working together to support residents through the cost-of-living crisis through a social task force.
11.10.2022 The Beginner’s Guide to Housing
Helping young people gain independence. This leaflet assists young people in making the first steps towards buying or renting their first home. The guide is full of helpful information and links to services available in Shropshire.
6.7.2022 Rural Housing Week | Resources for residents and tenants
Rural parts of the county have been hit especially hard by the rising cost of living this year. Soaring energy bills combined with higher transport costs and limited employment opportunities in rural areas are all putting a strain on those who live or work in rural communities. This week’s Rural Housing Week, which runs from […]
29.3.2022 How can we make homes more affordable to run?
The current war on Ukraine is rapidly exacerbating an already precarious situation for UK householders needing to heat and power their homes. Gas prices are reaching record highs, while the cost of living continues to soar. Yet energy prices were rising way before these events, and for many households, heating and powering a home could […]
11.11.2021 How can we make Shropshire’s homes more sustainable?
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 […]
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.