Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Affordable Housing

Do you have a strong connection to the parish of Aston Abbotts?  Do you require less expensive homes to be able to remain in the village? What do you think about providing homes for local people?

The Parish Council has asked the Rural Housing Enabler from Community Impact Bucks to conduct a Housing Needs Survey (HNS) in the village.  The Parish Council believes local people including families, grown up children and ageing residents may have difficulty finding a home they can afford in Aston Abbotts.

The survey will establish whether there is a need for a small development of affordable housing in the village and whether there is support for the Parish Council to pursue the project. Rural affordable housing schemes are built using the rural exception planning policy which provides homes, available for local people only who cannot afford to rent or buy on the open market.  The properties always remain affordable and are protected in perpetuity for local people.

We hope that you will take a few minutes to complete the housing needs form which will be delivered to every household in October 2014.

If you are in need of an affordable home in Aston Abbotts, or feel that you should support such a project please ensure that you complete section 2 of the survey.  Personal details are used for analysis purposes by CIB.  Name and address only will be passed to the partner housing association, local authority or Bucks Home Choice to enable them to contact you in the future and advise you where to register, if a scheme does go ahead.

Please return your form in the FREEPOST envelope by 24thth October 2014.

For further information on affordable housing in rural areas please see Community Impact Bucks’ website: