Affordable Rural Housing 

GRCC is a rural champion, supporting rural communities to address issues of importance.  Soaring house prices and the large deposits needed to secure homes are having a huge effect on England’s communities.

With salaries disproportionate to property prices the next generation is finding it hard to live and work in the places they grew up in. As the social diversity of our communities changes, local services such as shops, healthcare services, schools, social centres and public transport are under threat.

Being proactive about bringing affordable housing into your area is a responsible and effective way to ensure your community’s survival, by providing subsidised housing for local people who can’t afford property on the open market.

Properties can be made available to rent, for shared ownership or purchased homes at less than market price.

How GRCC can help

GRCC can help you meet the needs of your community by:-

• Supporting Parish Councils in carrying out a local Housing Needs Survey
• Finding sites for affordable housing and working with land owners
• Working with local housing/planning authorities, housing associations and community land trusts in the provision of affordable housing
• Giving people the facts about why affordable housing is important to communities – and to Gloucestershire as a whole
• Championing new ideas and exploring new ways of working to provide affordable housing.

As host of the Gloucestershire Rural Housing Partnership we and our partners can give you the latest information, advice and support on affordable housing across the county.

Contact us
Contact us for an informal discussion of your needs, to go on a tour of an affordable housing development or to get the help you need in carrying out a local Housing Needs Survey.

Call Martin Hutchings on 01452 528491 or email