Affordable Housing 2022

164 new affordable homes delivered in the last financial year

Forest of Dean District Council has delivered a total of 164 new affordable homes in the last financial year, according to new statistics released today.

Of the 164 homes, 123 were for rent, including 23 for social rent, accounting for 75% of the overall provision, and 41 were shared ownership homes, accounting for 25% of the overall provision.

Cabinet member for housing, Councillor Adrian Birch, said:

"As a council we’re committed to providing affordable housing for our residents, and these new statistics show that we are making progress towards that goal. 

“By providing a range of property types across the district, we are meeting the needs of local residents. Furthermore, by achieving a high energy performance rating, we are also helping to reduce our carbon footprint.

“If you are interested in affordable housing for rent, then please register with Homeseeker Plus. The details of which can be found on the council’s website."

The new affordable homes were provided throughout the district, from Newent in the north to Sedbury in the south. Including 30 new affordable homes in rural parishes, enabling households to remain part of those rural communities.

The 164 properties range from 1-bed flats and bungalows to larger 4-bed houses, providing a variety of options to meet the needs of local residents. All of which achieved an energy performance rating of B, which is higher than the average energy performance rating of D for properties in England and Wales. Meaning they will be more efficient and affordable to live in, and have a lower carbon footprint.

More information on housing across the district, including how to apply to Homeseeker Plus, can be found here: 

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Forest of Dean Communications Team

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