Proposed Affordable Rural Housing in Longstock

Welcome to the online consultation pages from English Rural.

Here you can read information about who we are, find out about our proposals, read FAQs and give us your feedback.

You can also register your interest in living in one of our homes.

About English Rural and Our Partners

English Rural is a specialist non-profit rural housing association, established in 1991. We only build and manage homes in village locations, principally across the south of England. All the homes we build are designed to benefit local people and remain affordable "in perpetuity". We are also one of the leading national advocates on affordable rural housing issues, with HRH The Princess Royal as our Patron.

With its long history and wide-ranging commercial enterprises, the Leckford Estate understands that the vitality of a village relies on a successful combination of economic and social factors, including the sustainable benefits which good quality affordable housing can bring to a community.

What Is Proposed?

We are proposing a small development of twelve new homes for local people, available for affordable rent or shared ownership, and comprising

  • 2 x one bedroom flats

  • 4 x two bedroom bungalows

  • 4 x two bedroom houses

  • 2x three bedroom houses

Local residents will always have priority access to these properties, which will remain owned and managed by English Rural Housing Association. The rented homes will not be available to buy and the maximum shared ownership available to purchase will be capped at 80%.

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Proposed Location

The proposed site, outlined in red, lies off of Church Road and is being made available by the Leckford Estate. Although outside the village boundary the site is central and provides easy access to many of the village facilities.

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National Design Guide Response K.pdf

Design Concept

Proposals for the scheme have been developed in consultation with local authority planning officers and following principles set out in the National Design Guide, with the aim of delivering a project vision which

  • Is landscape-led, with a strategy to boost local biodiversity

  • Responds to the rural setting as well as to the adjacent built area

  • Provides well-designed, high quality, environmentally-friendly homes with excellent amenity space

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Community Benefits

Watch a video on the benefits that affordable rural homes bring to communities. Meet an English Rural resident who explains how she, her family and the local community have benefitted from being able to live in an affordable rural home.

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