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Affordable Housing in Hook Norton

Posted 7 weeks ago (11/01) by Theresa Goss

Hook Norton Community Land Trust (HNCLT) has created an innovative community – led solution to the challenge of the housing crisis by developing a small project of affordable, energy efficient homes for local people, that will increase community spirit and have a positive impact on the environment.
Local architectural design team, Charlie Luxton Design, has worked with members of the community to design 12 sustainable homes, eight of which will be for affordable rent, in addition to four homes that will be for sale at market value.
The homes are built to passivhaus thermal performance standards and will generate their own clean renewable energy from solar PV panels.
The homes are now under construction and the first four affordable homes for rent are close to completion and are soon to be allocated by Cherwell District Council (CDC).
Applicants with a local connection to the parish of Hook Norton will be prioritised in the bidding process but if not enough applicants with a connection to Hook Norton take up a home, it will be offered to people with a local connection to the parishes of Sibford, Wiggington or Milcombe.
We would like to make sure that any qualifying families with a connection to The Sibfords, and in particular those needing 3 bedrooms, are aware of the opportunity. We are reaching out through the Sibford Scene and social media channels to ensure that anyone interested in renting one of the HNCLT homes is aware of the need to register on the CDC housing register as soon as possible. Information about registering can be found here :, and the application form can be found here :
There will also be four 2-bed flats for sale in the spring, and we will be using our contact list to publicise the availability and price of those homes nearer the time. If you would like to be kept informed about anything relating to HNCLT, please register your interest or become a member using the forms on our website under the Join Us tab -
If you have any questions about the project please email



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