Wednesday 13th February 2013

Assiociation submits plans for 12 affordable houses in Moreleigh.

In an almost unique circumstance, Morleigh and Halwell have had an unexpected opportunity to have 12 new affordable homes developed on a site opposit the new Village Hall as a result of an initiative started by a local builder.  They got together to address directly thier own experience of local people unable to access affordable housing.  The Landowner was willing to put up land for the development and a local builder was willing to build out the site at less than commercial rents.  Add South Devon Rural Housing to the mix as facilitators and you end up with a potential for 12 family homes for local people.  The development will be a mix of rented and low cost ownership sales based on community land trust values.  The initiative is spported by an equity stake injection of cash from South Hams Disctrict Council from the very successful SHIRE scheme.