Project: Design and implementation of rural housing
Client: Sanctuary Housing
Size: 9,750 sq ft
“It is fantastic to see the development at Danby is already making a real difference to the local community. Through close partnership working and lots of enthusiasm over the last few years, both schemes now provide examples of good practice for other small rural communities in the region to follow”.
-Councillor Jane Mortimer of Scarborough Borough Council
“Affordable Housing Schemes like those at Danby and Castleton are a tribute to the success of partnership working involving the National Park Authority, Parish Councils, Rural Housing Enablers, borough or district Councillors, landowners and others”.
- Feature article in the Moors Messenger – November 2009 edition.
The two schemes comprise 11 units and are a mix of two and three bed dwellings, with the aim of providing family units for local employees. The material palette utilises the local vernacular, whilst high levels of insulation were specified in order to reduce occupant reliance on space heating and the associated costs.
These schemes at Danby and Castleton were included as a case study in the Prince of Wales’s Affordable Rural Housing Initiative document highlighting how affordable rural housing sites can delivered to Housing Associations in a variety of ways, including long-term landowner leases and the importance of strong community support with the involvement of a pro-active Planning Authority as key elements to success.