Rural Housing Week 2024

1 July 2024
1 min

This week Platform are supporting the National Housing Federation’s Rural Housing Week (1-5 July) – highlighting the importance of providing affordable housing to rural communities.


Look out on social media for our support for the National Housing Federation’s campaign to highlight rural housing.

Research shows that building just 10 affordable homes in a rural area generates £1.4m for the economy and supports an average of 26 jobs in the area. However, despite the relatively small scale of these projects, building new affordable homes in rural areas is extremely challenging. The delivery of affordable rural homes is often hampered by complex planning policies, a shortage of investment and stretched resources, leading to limited development in rural areas. 


Developing rural housing – our site at Froxmere Road in Crowle, Worcestershire will deliver 12 affordable homes to the village.

We’re proud to be developing homes across the Midlands at various rural locations, helping more people have a place to call home where they might not normally be able to live in those areas.

We’re on track to develop around 400 homes in rural areas in the coming years and will continue to work with our partners in local authorities to find more opportunities.