Affordable housing

Affordable homes in Much Wenlock for folk who can demonstrate a Much Wenlock connection come a step closer – formal planning consent has now been granted for the scheme encouraged by the Neighbourhood Plan. Subject to satisfying planning conditions, I understand that Shropshire Housing Group’s builders hope to commence on site in Callaughton lane in March. I’m very pleased that the contractors have advertised locally for craftsmen – houses for local people using local skills and labour!

builder recruitment Wenlock Herald

If you’re interested in living in one of these homes, Shropshire Council’s housing options team can check your eligibility for affordable housing. The excellent and recently-introduced Shropshire Choices website is a good place to start: https://www.shropshirechoices.org.uk/yourhousingoptions. In due course, a local lettings policy is going to be put in place to check eligibility for local connections.

Two of the twelve properties will be available for shared ownership. For more information on these, please go to the housing association’s website for more details: www.shropshirehousing.org.uk/sharedownership