Affordable housing for local
people – Great Longstone
OPEN EVENT VILLAGE HALL 10
NOVEMBER 2010 6-8pm - POSTPONED
We regret that due to circumstances beyond our control
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
Alison Clamp of Peak District Rural HA
& Isabel Frenzel, Rural Housing
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 (www.home-options.org 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
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"
Rural Housing Enabler Derbyshire Dales and
Derbyshire Dales District Council
Tel: 01629 761256