Welcome to the South Devon Rural Housing Association Website
‘Once again this year South Devon Rural Housing Association wish all our tenants, stakeholders, service users, contractors and consultants a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We will be donating to a local charity in lieu of sending greetings cards. If you have a specific local charity you would like to nominate, please email email@example.com Please note the offices will be closed from Monday 26th December 2016 reopening on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Our emergency repairs and contact number remains as 01237 473000.
The Board of South Devon Rural Housing Association have had little time to fully consider the outcome of the Judicial Review against South Hams District Council in respect of our Brimhay Planning Application. We are of course disappointed that the claims were not all dismissed as this will mean even more delay and uncertainty for our tenants. We are committed to pursuing our charitable objectives which include providing as much affordable housing as is reasonably possible at Brimhay. We will therefore be speaking to our lawyers and planning advisors before moving forward with the project. We would encourage everyone concerned to study the transcript of the decision before jumping to conclusions.
Rod Hewett, Chairman.
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Our Care Home Forder Lane House now has a dedicated web site. You can access this by using the Contact us section of this web site.
South Devon Rural Housing Association has been providing housing and related services to Rural Devon since 1958.
Community Housing Project at Moreleigh now on site - See Projects and Case Study Page under Housing Association
Our Renewable Energy Project with TRESOC goes live (see news for more information) - follow the link here to a short video on the project:
Tresoc is the winner of the RegenSW’s 2015 South West Green Energy Award for the Best Community Initiative. “As judges, we are impressed by the dedication and achievements of community led energy initiatives, an area showing substantial growth and momentum across the country and particularly here in the South West. This is an ambitious movement that is increasingly showing it can deliver. The year’s winner has an excellent balance of community engagement with local residents and has developed an innovative partnership model with a housing association and local installer. See more on our news page....
Employment Opportunites can be found on our Housing Association page under Jobs.
Our latest tenant newsletter can be found on the Tenant Pages drop down under Newsletter
We now have a waiting list for en-suite rooms in our care home at Forder Lane, please ring the home on 01803 863 532 for further details
Services for other Landlords
We are able to offer quality management services to leaseholders and to other landlords operating in South Devon - please see our Management Services section for more details or call Steve Prime on 01803 863550.
The Rural Housing 'Master Plan'
Here at South Devon Rural Housing we are keen to demonstrate our desire to develop housing sensitively in the villages of South Devon. We believe it is not enough just to develop housing in isolation. We also believe that even in the smallest of villages, some social and low cost housing is needed, to both support any existing social or low cost housing and to maintain the viability of small villages and settlements. In some villages where we are able to procure land and obtain the necessary planning, we would like to offer allotments, amenity areas and orchards to aid sustainability. See our section on Rural Housing for more information.
If you would like to discuss any of these ideas, please contact Steve Prime on 01803 863 550.
WE NEED YOU! - Volunteers Wanted.
South Devon Rural Housing Association is a small community based organisation, providing housing and other related services to communities mainly within the South Hams. We rely on local people within our area of operation to become shareholders and to become Board Members on a voluntary basis. We are particularly looking for new members who have skills or experience in the following areas: Finance, Building and Development, Business or experience of Services for Older People. Please contact Steve Prime discuss volunteering 01803 863550.