Princess visits village housing project

Contributed by editor on Jan 17, 2006 - 06:51 PM



The Princess Royal is greeted by Michael Howard MP

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal met with local MP Michael Howard and local people including parish councillors when she visited a housing project at Newchurch on Romney Marsh today (17 January).

The Princess Royal is the President of the Rural Housing Trust which provides local people with affordable housing. Swingfield are working with the trust to build up to eight affordable homes for local people.

The Rural Housing Trust, a registered charity established in 1976, provides affordable housing for local people in small villages in England. 

They work in close partnership with Parish Councils to ensure developments are designed to meet the housing needs of the local community. 

Developments are small-scale, include both rented and shared ownership housing and the houses are reserved for local people. None of their houses can ever be sold on the open market. They usually develop small sites, but sometimes work on larger sites with developers who have to provide a percentage of affordable housing within open market developments.