Why Work With Us?

Empowering Communities: Building Affordable Rural Homes Together

English Rural, a dedicated non-profit rural housing association, invites you to collaborate with us in our mission to build affordable homes in village locations across the south of England. With HRH The Princess Royal as our Patron, we are passionate about supporting local communities and championing affordable rural housing issues at a national level.

Partnering with English Rural means:

  • Tailoring developments to the needs of local communities
  • Constructing high-quality homes with minimal environmental impact
  • Ensuring affordability and local access for generations to come

Our Commitment to Excellence: We believe that affordability should never compromise quality. Our homes are built to rigorous standards, incorporate local design features, and minimize environmental impact through energy-efficient solutions. Numerous awards attest to our dedication to design and construction excellence.

Collaborative Approach: At the heart of our work is the formation of strong partnerships with local stakeholders, including parish councils, rural housing enablers, local authorities, farmers, landowners, and tradespeople. By working together, we can research, enable, and deliver affordable homes that benefit the entire community.

A Trusted Partner: English Rural boasts a top-tier regulatory grading for Governance (G1) and Viability (V1) from the Government’s Regulator of Social Housing. Our financial stability and status as an Investment Partner with Homes England ensure that we can secure resources to develop affordable housing and continually enhance our services.

Flexible Homeownership Options: We cater to diverse aspirations and needs, offering affordable rental properties, shared ownership, and other discounted sale options.

Resources for Your Consideration:

  • Development Brochure (pdf): “New Homes for Your Village: Developing in Partnership with English Rural”
  • Practical Guide for Parish Councils (updated 2021): How we work and the process of delivering affordable rural homes
  • Short Video (YouTube): Explaining our approach and its impact on local communities
  • Success Story: How a local resident has benefited from affordable rural housing:

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