Latest documents regarding affordable housing
The report by HARAH of the results of the Housing Need Survey conducted by HARAH in August 2014 (added on 27/01/2016)
The following documents were added on 21/01/2016
- Cllr Lane’s Affordable Housing Executive Summary Report
- EHI Affordable Housing Report Nov 2015 (general summary)
- EHI Affordable Housing Report Nov 2015 (Sept. meeting feedback)
- HARAH EHI Affordable Housing Feedback Summary
The links below take you to pdf files of the documents relating to the four main sites that were shown at the exhibition on Sept 15th 2015.
NB. these are the files we currently have from HARAH if/when more are received they will be added below.
Here’s the link to the HARAH web site Incidentally, you’ll see mention of ‘The Hyde group’ on the HARAH site. The Hyde in this case is not our neighbouring parish but a housing provider associated with HARAH.
The feedback form from the Sept 15th evening exhibition is here: Affordable Housing Public Exhibition Feedback form If you didn’t get a form on the evening please print if off, fill it in and post to the Clerk or hand it to a councillor.
Clerk to Ellingham Harbridge & Ibsley Parish Council
Gorran House, 6 Butlers Lane, Ringwood BH24 1UB
Tel: 07929-379646 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SITE 1. Ellingham Drove
SITE 4 Adjacent Village Hall
Below: Information regarding the rules for qualifying and strength of application.
Special rules apply when prioritising applicants who are being considered for housing in a rural parish.
Local connection with a rural parish
Where the applicant has a local connection with a rural parish, is not resident in that parish and wishes to return to reside in the parish unless they have the means to resolve their own housing situation.
The strength of an applicant’s connection with a parish will be defined according to the following bands:
- Band A Persons who live or have their work-base in the parish and have done so for longer than 10 years, or who have lived in the parish for longer than 10 years previously, or a designated key-worker performing an essential service for the village community where there is an established need for an applicant to be re-housed to maintain the service.
- Band B Persons who live or have their work-base in the parish and have done so for longer than 5 years, or who have lived in the parish for longer than 5 years within the last 15 years, or whose parents, siblings or adult children live in the parish and have done so for 10 years or longer.
- Band C Persons who live or have their work-base in the parish and have done so for longer than 2 years, or who have lived in the parish for longer than 2 years within the last 15 years, or whose parents, siblings or adult children live in the parish and have done so for 5 years or longer
Applicants who do not fall into any of these bands will not have a local connection. Applicants placed by the Council in temporary accommodation in local connection parishes will not normally accrue a connection because of that placement. However, if the applicant has established a longstanding connection with the parish during their occupation and has made a significant contribution to the local community, then they may be considered to have a local connection.