Affordable homes for Thruxton parish and surrounding areas… have your say!
Is there a need for affordably priced homes for first time buyers in Thruxton, Fyfield, Kimpton, Shipton Bellinger, Amport, Penton Grafton, Appleshaw, and Monxton?
There is a proposal to build a number of affordable homes in Thruxton parish for people with a local connection to the surrounding areas. In order for this proposal to be taken forward, the developer Orchard Homes have commissioned Hampshire Homes Hub to find out if there is a need from local residents for this type of housing, and to understand what price ranges would be affordable.
If a need for this type of housing is established and the proposal supported, the homes may be developed through the Entry Level Exception Site planning policy.
- This means that the homes must be suitable for first time buyers and renters
- Eligibility is linked to local incomes and local house prices
- There is provision to ensure the homes remain at a discount for future eligible households
To assess what the level of need is for such affordable homes, we need local households to complete the survey that has been sent to every home.
We are interested in households that either live or work in Thruxton Fyfield, Kimpton, Shipton Bellinger, Amport, Penton Grafton, Appleshaw, and Monxton, plus those who previously lived in the area and have close family members still residing in the area, or those that need to live in the area to give or receive essential support from a close family member.
The survey can be completed on paper or on-line here. The survey will close on 16th November 2020.
Please don’t fill the survey in if you don’t have any of the connection described above with any of the villages, because we will not be able to include your answers.
Hampshire Homes Hub was set up by the charity Action Hampshire to provide advice and support to communities looking to develop new homes to meet their local housing need. They have worked with councils across Hampshire for several years to professionally assess the need for affordable housing in rural parishes.
Providing affordable homes can help people with a range of ages and incomes to live in a local community, which can help to sustain vital local services and maintain a thriving community. Hampshire Homes Hub have strict rules about the way any data will be used- no individual’s personal details will be shared beyond the charity.
The survey will close on 16th November 2020.
If you have any questions about the survey please do contact us by email