MP praises Hastoe as “leading rural housing specialist”.

George Freeman MP praises Hastoe in debate on Town and Village Plans


George Freeman MP praised Hastoe’s quality housing developments in a Parliamentary debate on 30th January.

Leading a debate on Town and Village Plans, the Mid Norfolk MP said:

“For that reason, I recently called a rural housing summit with Hastoe Housing Association—I see the Minister nodding—which is a leading, if not the leading, rural housing specialist. All around the country it has put together schemes with the support of local communities. It is doing more than anyone in rural housing to defeat nimbyism, because the quality of its developments is so high. At this rural housing summit we showcased best practice from all round the country: people putting together affordable housing schemes, shared equity schemes, covenanted land, parish councils. There is a wonderful cornucopia of good rural housing models, but we are not seeing it in Norfolk because our councils have both hands tied behind their backs.”

You can read Mr Freeman’s full speech here, or watch it at this link.

In order to deliver more beautiful rural homes, Hastoe is hosting a Landowners Conference on 21st February at Chelmsford City Racecourse to connect landowners with legal advisors, planners and housing associations. For more information on the event and to register your interest in attending, contact