Rural Housing and HARAH

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 which leads to the displacement of ties to the local area and thus an 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.

  • South Wonston

    Overview

    Winchester City Council hosted a Consultation Event on Monday 16 December from 6pm to 9pm.

    The consultation looked at the previously identified sites to be considered for Affordable Housing in South Wonston.

    Why We Are Consulting

    We would like your comments on the previously identified affordable housing sites in South Wonston and the planning analysis shown, as well as any additional sites you think could be suitable for an affordable housing scheme to meet the housing need of South Wonston.

    Please note the availability of sites for affordable housing has not been confirmed at this stage.

    The information boards shown at the event are available to view under the 'Documents' section on the right hand side of this page.

    This consultation will be open for comments from 18 December 2019 until 3 January 2020.

  • HARAH's development partner

    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.

    The Hyde Group (Hyde) were HARAH's development partner from 2005 to 2016, providing a significant number of new affordable homes.

  • Completed schemes

    To date, 144 new homes have completed, through the HARAH partnership, in the Winchester District, with a further 63 homes in the pipeline and due to be completed by 2018.

    Schemes completed recently in Winchester District are as follows:

    • Lower Chase Road in Waltham Chase is a scheme of 13 homes by The Hyde Group, which was completed at the end of March 2018. It comprises a mix of 1 bedroom flats for rent and 2 and 3 bedroom houses for rent or shared ownership.
    • Culverlands Close in Shedfield is a scheme of 13 homes by The Hyde Group, which was completed in May 2018. It comprises a mix of 1 bedroom flats for rent and 2 and 3 bedroom houses for rent or shared ownership.

    To see a list of current or completed schemes, please look at the HARAH website.  Further information on the schemes currently under development can be found on the Council's website

If you have any questions please email: newhomesdelivery@winchester.gov.uk or phone 01962 840 222 and ask to speak to Nigel Baldwin.

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  • Culverlands Close, Shedfield