Rural Exception Scheme
Odiham Parish Council is delighted the plans for a Rural Exception site adjacent to Rough’s Cottage are well underway.
The planning application from Hastoe Housing Association is currently being determined by Hart District Council. The scheme will deliver 5 x 2 bed houses, 3 x 3 bed houses, 4 x 1 bed flats. The full application can be viewed here
These properties are available either as affordable rented dwellings or as shared ownership dwellings. To qualify for one of the affordable rented properties it is necessary to apply to Hart’s Housing Register as soon as possible at www.harthomes.org.uk. Applicants will need to demonstrate a strong local connection with the parish.
With shared ownership a householder would purchase a share of the property (ranging from 25% to 75% on initial sale) for which they pay a deposit and obtain a mortgage. The remaining share is held by the housing association and rent is paid by the purchasers on this share which they do not own. The owner is then able to purchase additional shares in the property up to an 80% ownership. Applicants need to register with www.helptobuyagent3.org.uk and also will need to demonstrate a strong local connection with the parish.