This eco-housing development is a way of providing low-cost housing in the rural village of West Marden in the heart of the South Downs National Park. The housing will be built using local, natural materials, with involvement from the local community. We have consulted the local Parish Council, had pre-app advice from the South Downs National Park Authority, we've had a community engagement day and done a presentation to the SDNP Design Review Panel.
The average house price in this village is currently over £750k. This proposal is for ten modest cottages, 60% of which will be affordable housing for local people. The development is likely to follow a CLT (Community Land Trust) model, and includes a shared green space for use as a small park, playground or community orchard, which will help connect the new housing with the existing village community.
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