The edition of Countryfile transmitted on 17th July ’16 has an interesting discussion on affordable housing in rural communities. It highlights Christow, on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon, where they are close to completing a number of affordable homes for rental – essentially the same model as we are expecting to follow in Marshfield. They were lucky in Christow in that they were able to find a suitable site that was owned by the local council and was made available for free. I wish we could be that fortunate.
Christow CLT was mentored by the Wessex CLT Project, same as us.
It’s a good programme. Still available on BBC iPlayer. I recommend it. Slightly annoyingly, the bit on rural affordable housing is split into segments with other stuff in between so you have to watch the whole programme. But that’s OK.