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Affordable Rural Housing Commission: Two Years On

Two years ago the Government’s Affordable Rural Housing Commission (ARHC) launched its report setting out a raft of inter­related recommendations for government departments, Regional Assemblies, local authorities and communities.

We've been tracking the progress that's been made to implement the ARHC's recommendations.

Our new report 'Assessment of the implementation of the Affordable Rural HousingCommission’s recommendations' shows that although some of the essential elements have been put in place, there are still key gaps which need to be addressed including:

  • Provision of government resources to help build the skills and capacity of local authorities and communities

  • A positive and proactive response by Regional Assemblies and the Planning Inspectorate to rural affordable housing

  • Action by HMT, the Homes and Communities Agency and local authorities to encourage the release of public and private land for rural affordable housing

Download our report 'Assessment of the implementation of the Affordable Rural HousingCommission’s recommendations'

Find out more about our work to take forward the recommendations of the ARHC

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