Rural Housing Awards 2015 The Devon Rural Housing Awards celebrate the best of recent rural housing developments in Devon and reward the people and communities that continue to make them happen. This year’s award fall into 2 categories Outstanding Community Contribution (There are 2 awards in this category - Best Individual Contribution and Best Organisation Contribution) Best Rural Development. The awards for Outstanding Community Contribution are given to a particularly committed individual or community group that have overcome many challenges to bring affordable housing to their community. The award for Best Rural Development will be presented to the developer of the best rural affordable housing scheme completed in Devon between April 2014 and April 2015 and will be judged on the standard of design, sustainability, consideration of local vernacular and engagement with the local community. The awards will be presented by Lord Richard Best at the Devon Communities Together Conference at The Met Office on 1st October. You can book tickets to this event here. The awards have been sponsored this year by Yarlington Housing Group, Hastoe Housing Association, Guinness Partnership, Cornerstone, Teign Housing, Southwestern Housing Society and Devon Strategic Housing Group.