Affordable Housing Development
The council’s role in Affordable Housing Development is to work with partners to maximise the supply of affordable housing in the District based on the housing need in the area. Affordable housing is housing which is provided to meet the needs of those who are unable to afford to buy or rent housing generally available on the open market. This normally takes the form of Housing Association houses and flats for social rent or purchase on a shared ownership or fixed equity basis. We work with private developers, the Homes and Communities Agency and local Housing Associations to bring forward sites with new affordable homes that will meet the needs of the local community.
An example of a recently completed affordable rural development in Wychavon is;
3 x 2 bedroom new affordable rented properties completed during the summer of 2016 by Rooftop Housing Group in Sandys Lane, Wickhamford. Funding was also obtained from the Homes and Communities Agency to deliver this development on Council owned land.
For more information on shared ownership and fixed equity (Discounted Market Sale) options see our Affordable Home Ownership page.
For more information on applying for affordable rented properties please see our Housing Advice page or visit www.homechoiceplus.org.uk