Rural Housing Tour for National Housing Federation CEO

Hastoe and English Rural Housing Association welcomed Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation, Kate Henderson, for a joint tour of rural, affordable housing schemes in Essex.

English Rural Chief Executive, Martin Collett, showed Kate, and her adviser, Emily Bird, English's Rural's development at Great Bardfied in Braintree District. The 11 affordable rented and one shared ownership homes were opened in 2013 on a rural exception site and prioritised for local people. It was the first ever English Rural scheme to use Air Source Heat Pumps. 

The tour then travelled to Hastoe's new development in Little Hallingbury in Uttlesford. Hastoe Development staff, Isobel Wright and Sophie Robinson, explained how the development was built to extremely high energy-efficiency standards and to meet a local need for new affordable housing in the village. The 13 affordable rented and three shared ownership homes were opened in May 2018.  

The tour showed how both Hastoe and English Rural work to build quality, affordable housing in villages that meet a local need and help local people to remain in the villages they were born and brought up in.



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