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Case Studies 

Exploring The Art of the Possible - Estates seminar held at Hovingham, North Yorkshire  

On 17th November the RHE Team participated in a seminar organised by North Yorkshire’s Rural Task Force aimed at engaging local Estates and Land Agents to explore opportunities for delivering sustainable affordable housing. Information from the day, including slides and case study material can be found below.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Team if you need any further information or would like us to explore development opportunities with you.

Art of the Possible information pack 

Art of the Possible - Hovingham Estate and the development of a sustainable community presentation by Sir William Worsley

Blenheim Estate presentation by Roger Filer (Property Director)

Eakring, Nottinghamshire presentation by Dr Chris Parsons 

Rural Housing Enablers - Delivery pathways & support presentation by Sharon Graham (Housing Strategy Manager)

Delivering Homes in Rural Communities, Broadacres Housing Association presentation by Helen Fielding (Director of Development and Investment)

Rural Housing Enablers Case Studies 

Laurel Croft in Embsay  Craven - two shared ownership homes within Craven District.

Hutton Cranswick, East Riding getting its first 10 new affordable homes in around 10 years with six homes for affordable rent and four homes for shared ownership.

Helmsley, Ryedale was granted permission by the North York Moors National Park Authority for 60 homes on land owned by Duncombe Park Estate, which has provided 24 new affordable homes for rent and Discount Market Sale.

Carlton Miniott & Huby, Hambleton Two rural exception sites providing a total of 19 homes for rent and shared ownership.

Lealholm, Scarborough in the North York Moors National Park, a proposal for 12 homes plus a community play area and orchard is being drawn up following a feasibility funded through the Scarborough Borough Councils Community Housing Fund.

Burneston almshouses to be refurbished for affordable housing

It has been reported in Hambleton Today, that work will get underway later this month on a scheme that will see historic buildings in a Hambleton village undergo a £640,000 refurbishment to create affordable homes for local people.

A partnership between local charity The Matthew Robinson Trust and Broadacres Housing Association will result in two almshouses built in 1680, along with a former schoolmasters’ house and school room, being remodelled into new, modern homes in Burneston.

It follows an approach from the Hambleton Rural Housing Enabler Amanda Madden, who is responsible for kick-starting new rural housing developments in local communities.Burneston almshousesBurneston almshouses

Once completed later this year, the homes will be let to people with a connection to the village or surrounding area.

Broadacres is providing its professional services to support The Matthew Robinson Trust in realising its vision of restoring the buildings which are situated in the heart of the village.

This has included local consultation, submitting the necessary planning applications, making applications for funding, and choosing the contractor for the refurbishment.

Why not take an interactive tour of the almshouses both before the scheme was undertaken and the fantastic results follow. Use the links below: 

Interactive tour of almshouse pre development 

Interactive tour of almshouse post development 


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