Rural exception site wins CPRE Gloucestershire award

Congratulations to all involved in the development of nine affordable homes at Whittington Close in St Briavels, including GRCC's Rural Housing Enabler Martin Hutchings.  This rural exception site has received an award in the 2018 CPRE Gloucestershire Awards, held in October.

The citation for the award reads:

For engaging with partners and the community in developing design principles leading to the planning, construction and letting of affordable house in a rural village, satisfying local needs.

Early engagement with the community in St Briavels influenced the design of the development, which follows the vernacular style of the older parts of the village.

For more information about GRCC's work on affordable rural housing, click here.