More affordable homes for rural communities in Devon and Dorset

11/09/2019

Hastoe has celebrated the official opening of 16 new affordable homes in rural Devon and Dorset.

Cheriton Bishop 

Photo: Cheriton Bishop, Devon

On 6 September, residents of Cheriton Bishop and local councillors were joined by David Fursdon, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, to celebrate 8 new affordable homes being built in the village.

Cheriton Bishop opening 06.09.19 

Photo: Cheriton Bishop opening
David Fursdon, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, talks with Hastoe resident

On 7 September, residents of Powerstock in Dorset were similarly joined by local councillors, the Chair of the Affordable Housing Commission, Lord Richard Best, and Chair of the National Community Land Trust Network, Baroness Cathy Bakewell, to celebrate the building of 8 affordable homes in their village.

Powerstock opening 07.09.19 

Photo: Powerstock opening
Front row left to right: Baroness Cathy Bakewell (Chair of the National Community Land Trust Network), Lord Richard Best (Chair of the Affordable Housing Commission), Lisa Hughes (Hastoe Board Member) 

All 16 homes have been built on rural exception sites in close partnership with their local Community Land Trust and local councillors.

Powerstock 

Photo: Powerstock, Dorset

Homes built on rural exception sites are reserved solely for local people and always have to be kept affordable. Working with the local community and parish councils, Hastoe builds houses that are designed and built to suit the local environment and meet real local housing need.

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