Rural Homes: Supporting Kent’s Rural Communities


Kent Housing Group has developed a new cross-County Protocol to help deliver affordable local needs housing in rural parts of Kent and Medway. Rural Homes: supporting Kent’s rural communities The Kent Rural Housing Protocol was developed as a direct result of a recommendation within the Kent Forum Housing Strategy, which identified a lack of affordability of housing in rural areas as a key concern for Kent.

The Protocol aims to encourage a consistent, pragmatic approach to affordable rural local needs housing development across the County, to help to increase the delivery of such housing in rural areas and enable rural communities and businesses in Kent to thrive and prosper.

It provides advice and guidance on issues such as identifying local need, acquiring suitable land and engaging and working with local communities to overcome any barriers to new housing. The Protocol was launched by the Bishop of Dover on 6th June in Egerton, alongside the opening of new rural housing scheme in the village.  The Protocol was updated to ensure relevant and useful in February 2017.

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KHG Rural Housing Protocol February 2017888Kb