Peak District Rural Housing Association (PDRHA) and Derbyshire Dales District Council have joined forces to help address the need for affordable housing in the Dales village.
A housing needs survey carried out by the District Council identified 12 local households in need of affordable housing to help them continue to live in the place they call home.
PDRHA and the District Council are holding a drop in event from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday 12 September at the Taddington Institute. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions and help with applications.
Planning permission was granted by the Peak District National Park Authority in 2017 for the terrace of one three bedroomed and three two-bedroomed houses for local people. The site is a triangular parcel of land linking Taddington's Main Road and Townend.
The project is being funded through a £180,000 grant secured by PDRHA from the Government's Homes England and £80,000 capital finance from the District Council. emh group is partnering with PDRHA to build the project and the properties are being constructed of limestone under blue slate roofs, with timber windows and doors.
The homes are being built by Tanbry Construction of Mansfield, who are drawing on local labour where possible.
PDRHA has worked to provide homes for local people since 1989. In their 30 years the association has amassed 266 homes within and around the Peak.
"We are proud of our successes," said Alison Clamp, the Association’s Manager, "particularly of building homes which we believe blend with their surroundings. Our success is in no small part due to the invaluable support we have from our local authority partners and from the communities where we work. Providing affordable homes for local people is vital to the ongoing life of our communities."
District Council Leader Councillor Garry Purdy said:
"Schemes like this one are vital to ensure local people can remain in their communities. The average house price-to-income ratio in the Derbyshire Dales is the 4th worst in the East Midlands, and it means Dales residents need to multiply their salaries almost 10 times before being able to afford to buy the average priced house."
The District Council's Rural Housing Enabler Isabel Cogings led extensive site appraisal work in Taddington involving PDRHA, Peak Park planners and the parish council.
- The new homes will be owned and managed by PDRHA and will be allocated through the District Council’s Home-Options choice-based lettings system - register at