Rural Housing Enabler

WRCC has two Rural Housing Enablers covering Stratford District and Warwick District respectively, and provides a free and independent service to all parishes within the county.

The role of the housing enabler is to:

  • help communities understand the process and options for achieving affordable housing
  • work with rural communities to identify local affordable housing needs
  • work with rural communities to identify suitable potential sites for affordable housing schemes
  • act as an independent broker between all parties involved with delivering rural affordable housing, including Parish/Town Councils, landowners, local authorities and housing associations
  • influence housing strategy and planning policy applicable to rural affordable housing at all levels: local (District/Borough), regional and national
  • identify potential sites and liaise closely with landowners and planning authorities over constraints and opportunities
  • liaise with local housing associations and housing partnerships to facilitate a smooth handover from pre-development to finish build

The Angela’s Meadow development in Shipston on Stour, built in partnership with Warwickshire Rural Housing Association, shows the positive impact this type of project can have on communities.

For further information please email Sarah Brooke-Taylor (Stratford District) or Verney Jeynes (Warwick District), our Rural Housing Enablers, or call us on 01789  842182.