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Rural Housing Week celebrated

North and East Yorkshire has seen another 300 new rural affordable homes developed in the last 12 months.

Rural Housing Enablers for the counties are celebrating Rural Housing Week by pledging to make sure there are high quality, low carbon, affordable homes developed in with Registered Providers (RP).

The North and East Yorkshire RHE Partnership is undertaking to:

  • Work closely with local communities and Parish Councils to find the best solution to meet identified housing needs
  • Ensure that homes are occupied by people who have a local connection or contribute to the sustainability and inclusivity of the village and rural area
  • Ensure that affordable homes always remain affordable
  • Build sensitively designed, high quality homes which contribute to the beauty of an area
  • Build to high environmental standards which help residents and communities reduce their carbon impact and be more sustainable and resilient
  • Provide locally sensitive, high quality services to our residents and their communities
  • Always listen and respond positively to our customers and the local community

Councillor Richard Foster, chair of the North and East Yorkshire Rural Housing Enabler Network and the York, North Yorkshire, and East Riding (YNYER) Housing Board said: “I am really encouraged to see the new Rural Housing Alliance pledge, which will ensure there are high quality affordable homes within rural areas, where they are desperately needed.

“I fully support this pledge and the benefits it brings and will continue to make every effort to deliver new affordable rural homes working alongside our partners and the North and East Yorkshire Rural Housing Enablers.”

During Rural Housing Week (July 5-9) the region will be highlighting the work of our Rural Housing Enablers on social media feeds focusing on:

Supporting the delivery of new affordable homes in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks:

  • Broadacres deliver 17 new homes at West Witton in the Yorkshire Dales
  • York Housing Association and Karbon Homes are on site at Hinderwell Lane in Staithes building 12 much needed affordable homes on this rural exception site in the North York Moors National Park.


New affordable homes in the East Riding

  • community Led Homes at Humbleton will see a former school transformed into six new homes
  • 68 new homes in the village of Holme on Spalding Moor are being developed by Yorkshire Housing for rent and to buy.


New affordable rural homes in numbers:

  • 300 HOMES IN 2020/21

















East Riding




301 PLANNED FOR 2021/22

New homes in Askrigg, Richmondshire, delivered in partnership with the local community (the Askrigg Foundation). Community groups wanting to replicate this can find more information and assistance at the North and East Yorkshire Community Led Housing Hub:

Councillor Foster, Chair of the Network, will commit to the Rural Housing Alliance’s Pledge.