The guide, aimed at parish councils across England, promotes the benefit of affordable rural housing developments and the role that local community groups, like the parish council can play in their delivery.

The guide opens with a call to action from HRH The Princess Royal, a longstanding advocate of affordable rural housing, encouraging parish councils to take the lead in tackling the affordable housing crisis facing the countryside.

Small scale affordable rural housing developments help to rebalance communities, keeping families together whilst providing a boost for local services. "Parish and town councils are a driving force for change and a key partner in delivering affordable homes for local people.

The Princess, patron of the English Rural Housing Association.

Read the full article from RSN here and click the image to download the guide.