Great Longstone Community Website

Monday, February 17


Affordable housing for local people – Great Longstone


We regret that due to circumstances beyond our control the open event to introduce plans for affordable housing on Wednesday 10th November in the village hall will be postponed.

Once a new date is set we will advertise this in ‘Under the Edge’.

Alison Clamp of Peak District Rural HA
& Isabel Frenzel, Rural Housing Enabler

Come and see early sketch plans for a proposed scheme of 8 affordable homes in Great Longstone on land at the end of Edge View Drive.

In 2008, the Parish Council held an open event, ‘a village day’, to ask Great Longstone residents what they would like their Parish Council to do for the village.  One of the key issues identified by the community was the need for affordable housing for local people.  

In June 2009, a survey was undertaken by Isabel Frenzel (click here for a copy), the Rural Housing Enabler for the District Council to establish if there was a need for affordable housing and the type of homes required.  The survey identified 24 households in need of affordable housing in the Parish.   Following an extensive site search, 17 sites were appraised which was whittled down to 3 preferred sites.  The proposed scheme for 8 affordable homes is on one of these preferred sites at the end of Edge View Drive. 

If the scheme goes ahead, you would need to have a strong local connection to be considered for one of these homes.  Properties would be allocated through Home-Options ( or ring for a form to be sent to you on 01629 761311 or 761117.  The homes would be owned and managed by Peak District Rural Housing Association.

Please come along to the Village Hall on Wednesday 10 November between 6 -8pm to have a look at early sketch plans of the scheme.  Alison Clamp of Peak District Rural Housing Association and Isabel Frenzel Rural Housing Enabler of Derbyshire Dales District Council will be available to answer your questions about the proposed scheme. 

Two publications that villagers may find of interest are:
1. Save our villages campaign - Newsletter Summer 2010
2. Executive Summary of the report "Village Homes for Village People: An Evaluation of Affordable Housing in Derbyshire Dales"

Isabel Frenzel
Rural Housing Enabler Derbyshire Dales and High Peak
Derbyshire Dales District Council

Tel: 01629 761256