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Local Homes for Local People in Hensall Says Selby Council

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11:26am 11th February 2014

Selby Council says it'll work to provide affordable local homes for people living in Hensall.

A survey in the Summer found there were 11 families with connections to the village searching for an affordable home, of which eight of them currently lived nearby.

Since then, the district council believes half of those will have found a home on their own or moved away.

Now, Selby Council is working with Chevin Housing Association on a project which would allow six new affordable homes to be built for people with connections to the village. They would be built on the edge of Hensall with a planning application due to be submitted shortly.

Emma Whittles, Rural Housing Enabler, explained, "We know that in rural areas, finding affordable housing can be a major issue that can force households to move away from their wider families or a community they have grown up in.

"Local, affordable housing developments can not only meet this housing need but can help to maintain or boost local services and amenities such as shops, post offices, pubs and schools. It can also help to maintain the social balance and social networks within the village."

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