Hastoe Chief Executive speaking at Rural Affordable Housing Conference

CPRE Hampshire are hosting a Conference on Rural Affordable Housing on 6 November.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Hampshire are hosting a conference on affordable rural housing on 6 November 2018 at Littleton Village Hall near Winchester.

Speakers include CEO of Hastoe Group, Andrew Potter, Rural Affordable Housing Specialist Jo Lavis, Catherine Kirkham from Action Hampshire and Rural Housing Enablers from HARAH and Hampshire Village Homes.

Chief Executive of the charity, Charlee Bennett said:

‘We are facing a threat to the future of many rural communities as younger people, first-time buyers and lower-income households are increasingly priced out of large parts of Rural England. Vital services in rural areas – such as local post offices, schools and pubs – have been shutting down as the demographics of rural communities change rapidly. This is leaving a less inclusive, less resilient community base in our rural areas.

We want to protect the integrity and beauty of our countryside and landscape, but this can only be maintained with a sustainable, thriving and diverse community connected to the land we love.'

The conference has been supported by funding from Hampshire County Council and offers a real chance to debate the current issues facing housing numbers in our rural communities, presenting differing views, research and case studies from around Hampshire.

It will also provide a guide to some of the differing ways affordable housing can be introduced to rural communities, with examples of schemes that have worked successfully in the area.

To book your tickets then please visit our website at www.cprehampshire.org.uk/events.

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