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Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing - Meeting your needs

The Council adopts a strategic approach to help achieve its priority to meet the housing needs of residents now and in the future.

Before needs can be met then there needs to be an understanding of what these needs are which will help to ensure that the affordable homes that are built are the homes that are needed and are built in the right location.

In June 2007, the Council endorsed the findings of the Strategic Housing Market Assessment, as an evidence base for the development of future policy. Full copies of the SHMA are available on request - see contact details below.

We aim to ensure that the affordable housing built in Rugby is high quality and sustainable. This is why we have selected preferred partner Housing Associations to build and manage new affordable housing stock. Our partners have been selected on the basis of offering both quality and a commitment to the people of Rugby.

The Homes and Communities Agency  provides some helpful information about the range of affordable housing products that are available to help people buy part of their own home. Available properties are advertised through government appointed Homebuy Agents. Orbit is the Homebuy Agent which covers Rugby.

If you have an enquiry about affordable housing issues in Rugby then please contact:

Michelle Dickson, Housing and Community Development Team on 01788 533843

John Hier Strategic Housing Manager on 01788 533620

For clarification of issues relating to planning policy across the borough then please contact The Forward Planning Team.

The team is responsible for the Adopted Rugby Borough Local Plan and for the production of the local development framework (which will replace the Local Plan in providing the future planning framework for the Borough).

The team also produces supplementary planning documents, one of which is the interim affordable housing statement.