Housing Association - Rural Housing & HARAH

New affordable housing in Hambledon

The demand for Affordable Housing is particularly high in rural areas. Many rural people having been forced to leave areas where they were brought up and have family ties, or where they work because they simply cannot afford the housing. This can lead to the erosion of communities.

Working with HARAH (Hampshire Alliance for Rural Affordable Housing), Parish Councils and local people, we have helped build a number of affordable housing schemes on exception sites. These homes are specifically provided for people on the housing register with a strong local connection to their Parish – they live there; used to live there and still have family living there; or they work there. To view the HARAH website please click here

On 1st June 2016 HARAH began working with a new development partner. Hampshire Village Homes were selected following a competitive selection process in 2015/16 involving a number of registered housing providers. Hampshire Village Homes are a consortium of 5 housing providers with a strong history of providing quality rural housing.

During national Rural Housing Week, 11-15 July, Parish Councils were able to meet the new partners at events across Hampshire, including an afternoon in Micheldever. Click here to read the press release about the event in Micheldever. 

The Hyde Group (Hyde) were HARAH's development partner from 2005 to 2016, providing a significant number of new affordable homes. Hyde will continue to work on projects that they had in the pipeline prior to June 2016.

A copy of the HARAH Rural Design Guide is available to download at the bottom of this page.

Completed HARAH schemes in the Winchester District since 2005

  • Old Brewery Cottages, Hambledon,
  • Paddock View, Littleton
  • Shepherds Field, Martyr Worthy
  • Cobbett Close, Dodds Lane, Swanmore
  • Hewlett Close, Northfields, Twyford
  • Storeys Meadow, West Meon
  • Houghton Gardens, Wickham
  • Barron Close, Micheldever
  • Hookpit Farm, Kings Worthy
  • Old River, Denmead

To see a list of current and past projects, please look at this website:

HARAH schemes currently on site in the Winchester District:

1. Bold Forester, Soberton

The scheme comprises:
4 x 2 bedroom houses - for affordable rent
2 x 2 bedroom houses - for shared ownership
2 x 3 bedroom houses - for shared ownership

The layout of the scheme can be found below.

2. Lower Chase Road, Waltham Chase

The scheme comprises:
4 x 1 bedroom flat - for affordable rent
4 x 2 bedroom houses - for affordable rent
2 x 3 bedroom houses - for affordable rent
2 x 2 bedroom houses - for shared ownership
1 x 3 bedroom house - for shared ownership

The layout of the scheme can be found below.

You must be registered with Hampshire Home Choice to be able to bid for one of these properties: www.hampshirehomechoice.org.uk/

A list of the S106 schemes completed prior to 2005 can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

An article appeared in the Hampshire Chronicle about the rural scheme in West Meon

If you have any questions please email: newhomesdelivery@winchester.gov.uk

Or phone 01962 840 222 and ask to speak to Debbie Rhodes