Strategic rural housing enabling in Leicestershire

Working as a rural housing expert for the Leicestershire Rural Housing Group

Partnership working delivered by a rural housing specialist


In Leicestershire, Midlands Rural Housing works on behalf of a collaborative rural housing partnership. The Leicestershire Rural Housing Group guides the work of Midlands Rural Housing to assess and meet the housing needs of people in the county's villages.

The Group is a dedicated formal partnership between the County Council, six District and Borough Councils and three Housing Associations who fund enabling work in Leicestershire to investigate housing needs and bring forward affordable housing schemes where they are needed. The Group also includes other organisations such as the Rural Community Council, National Housing Federation and Homes & Communities Agency.

Over the past three years Midlands Rural Housing has worked with the Group partners, Parish Councils, Neighbourhood Plan Groups, landowners and rural communities to deliver dozens of affordable rural homes for local people.

Details of the many outcomes of the project can be found here