Developing new homes

Hastoe is passionate about supporting rural communities through providing affordable, high-quality, sustainable homes which will be available to them in perpetuity. 

We work closely with Parish Councils, Local Authorities, rural landowners and regulators to provide a range of housing options which will be forever available to those in the community who need them most.

We build homes for a mix of tenures, including affordable rent and shared ownership, as well as homes for open market sale through our subsidiary company Lowen Homes.

Community-led approach

We understand the importance of local partnerships and engagement with all aspects of the local community to ensure that the development experience is a source of pride for all involved.

Our role usually begins when approached by a parish council seeking assistance. They and the local community are consulted at every stage of the development and are able toe establish what the homes look like and how they are to be delivered. We have built our reputation on providing sensitively designed, quality homes to high environmental standards, so it is important to us that we listen carefully and respond positively to the community’s views.

A significant number of our developments are on rural exception sites, enabling the houses we build to be kept in perpetuity for the benefit of people with strong local connections. We always give qualifying local people in housing need first priority for every home and we ensure that affordable homes remain so in perpetuity. 

Fabric-first sustainability

We build homes to Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) level 4, the AECB Silver standard or above and continually look for new ways to improve the design of our homes. The design of our homes incorporates the use of energy saving features such as solar panels and photovoltaic panels (PV) and we have an established development programme of innovative straw bale or Passivhaus homes.

For more information on our developments see the relevant files and pages to the right of this page. 

Shift Gold 2016 Investors in People Positive About Disabled People Passiv Haus Trust The Institute of Customer Service