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RRAH Home Page

partner logos Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowThe RRAH team is continually looking at innovate new ways of communicating with Rother's rural communities and this website allows residents to interact with the RRAH team as well as find out the latest RRAH news and development activity by signing up for automatic updates. It is now also possible to register your need of affordable housing in your parish and show your support for the building of small scale developments for local people who cannot afford open market housing.

Preventing the decline of your community

High house prices and a shortage of affordable rented housing mean that many people are unable to afford a home in the village in which they grew up.

Consequently as young people move away, many essential village services and amenities such as shops, schools, post offices and bus services close down. This increases the isolation, and threatens the future sustainability of the village. Individuals and communities suffer as a result of a lack of affordable housing.

Local affordable homes for local people

Rother District Council, working in partnership with Action in rural Sussex, English Rural Housing Association and Hastoe Housing Association has launched a project which will seek to:

  • Assess the need for rural affordable housing by working with Parish Councils to carry out Housing Needs Surveys within their areas.
  • Develop new affordable homes for local people only (where they are needed).
  • Promote sustainable rural communities.