New homes in Bakewell

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We’re building a better future for rural communities by continuing to develop new affordable homes.

A popular place for second homes and holiday lets, affordable housing in the Peak District has long been a concern among residents.

Many local people are forced out by high property prices having a heartbreaking impact on many families and communities.

Peak District Rural Housing Association work closely with the local authorities, parish councils and community land trusts across the Peak District National Park and beyond to get new affordable homes for local people built in the region.

These are small schemes, such as the three homes which have recently started on site in Bakewell.

The homes will be built using natural materials such as limestone, gritstone and blue slate which will be sourced from local quarries and suppliers, minimising the production and transport costs.

And the design follows a ‘fabric first’ approach with high levels of insulation and air tightness incorporated to help the building envelope perform 20% better than the minimum building regulation standards. Tehy will also have air source heat pumps to help keep energy bills low for the new residents.

The three homes, two 2-bedroomed houses and one 1-bedroom house, are due to ready in Spring 2024. They will all be available for social rent, for local people.