Affordable Housing Consultation Event
At Victoria Hall
Oxford Road, Sutton
Scotney, SO21 3NP
Thursday 22 October 3.30pm-7.00pm
for new affordable homes for local people together with landscaping
on land at Beggars Drove, south of Buddlesgate, Sutton Scotney
You are invited to drop into this
Affordable Housing Consultation Event on a proposal to provide
around 15-20 affordable homes for local people on land at Beggars
Drove/South of Buddlesgate, Sutton Scotney.
The event has been organised by Wonston
Parish Council in partnership with Hampshire Alliance for Rural
Affordable Housing, (HARAH) whose members include Winchester City
Council, Hampshire County Council, Hyde Housing Association and the
Rural Housing Enablers at Action Hampshire.
HARAH provides affordable homes for local
people in villages across Hampshire. Since 2005, 365 homes have been
completed in 36 rural parishes across Hampshire.
In recent years house prices have increased
rapidly, particularly in rural areas. This has resulted in many
local people being unable to afford to buy or rent a home in the
village or rural town in which they grew up or work and as a result
have had to leave to find cheaper, suitable accommodation elsewhere.
The Parish Council and HARAH are proposing to provide some, much
needed affordable homes, to ensure local people can stay within
There are a significant number of people on
Winchester City Council’s Housing Register, Hampshire Home Choice
who have indicated that they have a strong local connection to
Wonston parish and are in need of affordable housing. The Parish
Council has been working with the Rural Housing Enabler and
Winchester City Council over the last year to try to identify a
suitable “Exception Site”. (Exception sites can only be developed
for residential use as an exception to planning policy. Under the
policy the homes must be affordable, they must be provided for local
people and they must remain so in perpetuity).
We would welcome your views and look
forward to discussing the project with you. Representatives from
Winchester City Council, Hyde Housing Association, the Rural Housing
Enabler and Wonston Parish Council will be present to answer any
If you are in housing need and have a
strong local connection to Wonston Parish, but have not registered
your housing need, we will provide information on how to do so at
the consultation event.
No formal plans have been prepared and no
decisions have yet been made about what such a scheme should
include. At this stage HARAH, working in close partnership with
Wonston Parish Council – would like to hear your views about what is
important to you and what you would wish to see in this development.
Please drop in and make your comments on
this important and exciting development proposal for the parish. We
look forward to seeing you there.