National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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27 June 2017

NFYFC's Agricultural and Rural Issues (AGRI) Steering Group is supporting the National Housing Federation’s 5-star plan for affordable rural housing and is encouraging others to email to pledge their support.

AGRI met during the NFYFC's June Council weekend and discussed the 5-star plan as the issues raised about affordable rural housing are one of the Steering Group's manifesto points.

The National Housing Federation's plan challenges the sector to increase delivery of rural housing and continue to contribute to a living and working countryside.

It will be officially launched at the Rural Housing Conference on 7 July and AGRI encourages others to send an email to 5starplan@housing.org.uk to pledge their support for the plan.

Rural housing 5-star plan

Housing associations will:

  1. Work with and for rural communities, in accordance with the Rural Alliance pledge
  2. Increase the current level of housing supply in rural communities by 6% per year for each of the next five years
  3. Bid for at least 10% of HCA investment to deliver new homes in rural areas
  4. Ensure that homes delivered benefit the local economy, including the farming and food economy
  5. Meet the needs of rural communities and contribute towards five key tenures, as appropriate – homes for affordable rent, market rent, affordable home ownership, self-build and market sale.




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