Cllr Christopher Snowling Officially Opens New Housing Development

Cllr Christopher Snowling officially opened a new affordable Hastoe housing scheme in Crawley Down, on Friday 28 September.

The scheme is a rural exception site and is therefore 100% affordable housing for households with a local connection to the parish in perpetuity. The project is a result of partnership working between Worth Parish Council, Mid Sussex District Council, Hastoe Housing Association and Action in Rural Sussex.
 A total of 25 homes have been provided on land made available by Mr and Mrs Becker.

The scheme has achieved Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. Features include: Photovoltaic panels on the roofs which provide some free electricity to the residents, whole house ventilation system, improved insulation and air tightness, water saving taps and shower fittings, low energy lighting, recycling facilities, bicycle storage and water butts.

A break-down of the property types is as follows:

For rent:
6 one bedroom flats
2 two bedroom flats
4 two bedroom houses
2 two bedroom bungalows
4 three bedroom houses
1 four bedroom house

For shared ownership:
2 one bedroom flats
2 two bedroom flats
2 two bedroom houses


The homes were completed with the support from the Homes and Communities Agency and Mid Sussex District Council.

Housing Association:            Hastoe
Parish Council:                      Worth
Rural Housing Enabler:         Action in RuralSussex
Local authority:                     Mid Sussex District Council
Architect:                               PCKO Architects
Contractor:                            Geoffrey Osborne Limited
Employer’s Agent:                Sweett (UK) Ltd

Councillor Christopher Snowling, Cabinet Member for Health and Community at Mid Sussex District Council, said: “There is a great need for affordable housing and this is a very positive step. These homes will enable local people to remain in their communities where their families can grow, businesses can thrive and areas develop in a sustainable way. We hope that the residents will be very happy here. We very much hope that there will be other landowners in Mid Sussex willing to follow the example set by Mr and Mrs Becker, so that more rural exception sites like this one can come forward.”

Jane Gallifent, Regional Head of Development, for Hastoe South region, said:
“We are very pleased to have been able to provide these much needed new homes in Crawley Down in partnership with Mid Sussex District Council, for local people who we know will really benefit from them. We are very grateful to the Homes and Communities Agency for the investment that helped make it possible.”



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