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SHDC says it is "supporting communities to deliver more homes"

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In its drive to provide more affordable homes, South Hams District Council has today announced it will "invest an initial £100,000 to help local communities deliver more houses in the areas which need it most".

The ‘South Hams Housing Offer’ will see the council act as the glue between landowners and communities to explore sites which have housing development potential and where this is found, join up communities with a development partner to make it a reality.

The council will provide support and advice on forming community housing groups and identifying housing need as well as helping to find sites which are suitable for development and offering pre-planning advice.

With combatting climate change one of the council’s top priorities, it will also support communities to deliver homes which are energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

The South Hams Housing Offer will launch in early 2024.

Councillor Denise O’Callaghan, Executive Member for Housing at South Hams District Council said: “We know there are community groups and landowners across the South Hams who really want to help provide homes local people can afford.

"All too often they lack the capacity to tackle the critical steps from identifying a housing need to engaging with a delivery partner. The South Hams Housing Offer will support communities with this crucial part of the process.”

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