Proposed Affordable Rural Housing in 

Winchfield Parish

Welcome to the online consultation pages from English Rural.

We are working with the Parish Council, Hart District Council and the Hampshire Rural Housing Enabler to bring forward a small development of 8 homes for local people and want your views. 

Here you can read information about who we are, find out about our proposals, read FAQs and give us your feedback.

You can also register your interest in living in one of our homes.

Some of the English Rural Team

About English Rural

English Rural is a specialist non-profit rural housing association, established in 1991. We only build and manage homes in village locations, principally across the south of England. All the homes we build are community-led and designed to benefit local people. We are also one of the leading national advocates on affordable rural housing issues, with HRH The Princess Royal as our Patron.

Generally speaking, we develop our homes on ‘rural exception sites’. This enables us to ensure they are affordable and secured for local people – forever.  Our residents and the local community are at the heart of what we do and we work at the invitation of the Parish Council.

Affordable doesn’t mean poor quality.  Our homes are designed and built to high standards, usually using local design features and ensuring that their environmental impact is minimal.  We build beautiful homes that villages can be proud of and our homes consistently win awards for design and construction.

To find out more about us and to see our past and current developments please visit:

What Is Proposed?

We are proposing to design, build and manage a single development of affordable homes, to serve those households living or working within the Parish. 

The Winchfield Parish,  Housing Needs Survey identified a need for 6-8 affordable homes.

With input from local landowners, Hart District Council Housing Officers, the Rural Housing Enabler and English Rural,  2 sites have emerged, upon which we are seeking the views of the local community.  

Subject to further assessment of the selected site and the design evolution, a mix of homes is required to help to meet current and future housings needs from the community.  This could include;

2x 1 Bedroom Maisonettes.

3x 2 Bedroom Houses

1x 3 Bedroom House

The preferred tenure for these homes is rented affordable. 

In each scheme 2 Custom Build homes are proposed for the current landowners and their family; which also serve to provide a cross subsidy to the affordable homes.

Visit the 'Visuals' page to view sketch ideas of what the site layouts might look like.

Proposed Locations Winchfield. v1.pdf

Proposed Locations

The location of the two shortlisted sites are identified on the adjacent map as Site 1 and Site 2.  

Click on the arrow (top right above the map) to enlarge the map.

Please refer to the Visuals page for further information on each site.

Community Benefits

Watch a video on the benefits that affordable rural homes bring to communities. Hear from English Rural residents who explain how they, their families and the local community have benefitted from being able to live in an affordable rural home

Click on the video to play.

Learn more about our proposals, read FAQs and give us your feedback.

You can also register your interest in living in one of our homes.

The Feedback page is now closed.  Your valued comments will be considered by the Parish Council and English Rural