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Priority 3: Increased availability of affordable, well-designed, sustainable and fuel and water efficient rural housing for local residents to help ensure the future sustainability of rural communities (including social and entry-level market housing)

Key activity for this priority has been:

  • An enhanced role for the Leicestershire Rural Housing Enabler (LRHE) Steering Group taking on a strategic oversight function of Rural Affordable Housing for Leicestershire
  • Successful delivery of the first New Homes Bonus - funded scheme in the county (12 units in Sapcote).
  • A modernisation review of the rural housing enabler function is underway
  • A more coordinated approach across the county including use of a single survey and a 5-year rolling plan for assessing village housing need is being developed.

A case study illustrating the work of this priority area can be found here