Pepper Plock Ley, located on the edge of the village of Weobley in Herefordshire, was designed to reflect the village’s historic heritage and deliver suitable affordable housing for residents across the county.
The eight-unit housing scheme, which comprises a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses and 2 one-bedroom flats, were initially made available to people with a local connection to Weobley or surrounding villages and parishes.
Keen for the scheme to have a link to the local area, the development was designed to complement the surrounding rural setting of the Herefordshire countryside.
Existing native hedgerows were maintained while new vegetation was planted to support the rural setting of the site. A public right of way was also retained and a diversion route was provided to allow continued access to the open space behind the site during construction.
Projects supported as a direct result of Sanctuary’s investment on the site included the refurbishment of the parish council managed public toilets, including the installation of new windows and tiling, plus the relocation of children’s play equipment in the park.
Rural Housing Week 2017 (3-7 July) aims to highlight rural housing issues and to showcase housing associations’ innovative solutions for tackling them, supporting rural communities through providing affordable housing.