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.
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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.
16.9.2020 How the Local Plan could shape Shropshire’s housing
Eddie West, Interim Planning Policy & Strategic Manager at Shropshire Council, talks us through the Council’s Local Plan and explains how it will contribute to shaping new housing developments in parishes throughout the county.
25.8.2020 Shropshire’s new housing strategy and why it matters
Shropshire Council have recently launched their new Draft Housing Strategy document, which is now in consultation until 16th September 2020.
7.7.2020 Building Rural Communities for the Future
As part of this year’s Rural Housing Week, we take a closer look at a wonderful example of how a rural Shropshire community came together to shape its housing future.
15.6.2020 How to Get Urgent Housing Support in Lockdown
Fiona Whitaker, Acting Senior Housing Options Officer at Shropshire Council, explains how people in Shropshire are being affected by the pandemic, and provides information on how Shropshire Council can help those with urgent housing needs during the lockdown.
4.6.2020 Explore Marches Community Led Housing
Marches Community Led Housing are hosting a series of online events to spread awareness of an alternative way to create local housing opportunities in Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Telford & Wrekin.