For many people buying a home in the Peak District can be a real challenge and local shops and services, which help to keep our communities sustainable and vibrant, are put under pressure as the population changes.
The District Council’s corporate priorities are to enable new homes for local people and support the local economy. We can deliver on these priorities by working in partnership with Youlgrave Parish Council and Youlgrave Community Land Trust.
We have a strong track record of building small developments of sensitively planned homes within the Peak District National Park Authority. You can see recent examples in Youlgrave itself, Stoney Middleton, Elton, Calver and Bakewell which are all occupied by people with a strong local connection to those villages and towns. Peak District Rural Housing Association is also on site with four homes for local people at Taddington and a further four at Winster (both due to complete in 2020).
The most recent development of eight homes in Youlgrave for local people is a partnership between Youlgrave Community Land Trust and Peak District Rural Housing Association.
The District Council is concerned that there is a growing need to build affordable homes for local people in Youlgrave. However, before any options are considered, we need the community to help us identify what the housing need is. We’re calling on local residents to tell us about their housing issues through this survey form.
We are particularly keen to hear from young people interested in setting up a home for the first time, families needing a bigger home, people struggling in high cost rented homes and older people who may have a need to downsize.
Please fill out our online survey to establish a need or call Isabel Cogings, the District Council’s Rural Housing Enabler, on 01629 761256
The deadline for completing the survey is Monday 13 January 2020.
Thank you very much for taking the time to respond.
Rural Housing Enabler
Derbyshire Dales District Council
Direct line: 01629 761256