34 new affordable rural homes have been built to the highest energy-efficient standards.

Housing research makes case for affordable rural housing

WP Housing has unveiled much needed affordable rural housing for local families at Pinvin in Worcestershire.

After research found that median quartile house prices in Pinvin were £460,000, that’s 15 times the median quartile income.And at these levels the opportunity of a home ownership is seen as an unachievable for many.

Working alongside Rooftop Housing and Piper Living, planning permission was secured on a site on the edge of the village. A sensitive design features 17 two- and 17 three-bed homes and is being built to the highest energy-efficient standards. Eight of the homes are for shared ownership with the remainder being affordable homes to rent.

Greg James from WP Housing said: “We pinpointed the site and worked with Piper Living to take the scheme through planning, establish a robust business case, and then create a sensitive design with extensive open space and the potential to create community allotments.”

The homes are set in a development that provides a nature conservation area, a community orchard which alongside the play area provides natural play and a space for social interaction.




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