ACRE is 30 years old this year. In the company of friends, colleagues and partners we toasted the milestone last week and looked to the future.
Archive of: 2017
ACRE is pleased to have been associated with the production of two useful toolkits for rural communities.
ACRE shares their Housing position paper, demonstrating support for ‘appropriate’ development of affordable housing in rural communities across England.
ACRE is working with two of its members, the Community Council for Somerset (CCS) and West of England Rural Network (WERN), to share learning and best practice with local people, community leaders, local government and academics from across Europe.
Partners including FWAG, GRCC, ACRE and others are today launching the Community Guide to Your Water Environment. This guide demonstrates a decade of learning after the terrible floods of 2007 and provides detail, advice and case studies about how communities can launch their own natural flood management work.
ACRE supports appropriate development in rural areas, especially the provision of affordable housing, so that communities can thrive.
Rural areas risk becoming ‘enclaves of the affluent’ unless the Government acts on pressing issues including the lack of affordable housing and the impact of austerity on local services, according to a coalition of 12 leading national organisations.
Rural Housing Enablers (RHEs) work to secure affordable housing for local people in rural communities. This provides life changing opportunities for local families, and at the same time, helps to sustain rural communities by supporting local services such as schools, shops and pubs.
In this blog we consider the growing interest in a collective approach to delivering genuinely affordable housing in rural areas, through the provision of Community-Led Housing.
The reason to look at Neighbourhood Plans in this blog is because this week is Rural Housing Week and it’s important to consider how communities can engage with and take on some of the responsibility of delivering housing, which is needed locally.