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9th June 2017

Hastoe reacts to General Election result

Hastoe Group Chief Executive Sue Chalkley said: “After an election with no specific housing promises to those in rural areas, the new Government must prioritise policy which will consider and address the unique challenges of housing in the…

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5th May 2017

Hastoe responds to Housing White Paper consultation

Hastoe Group has submitted a response to the Housing White Paper – the consultation for which closed on Tuesday 2 May. Around 20% of England’s population lives in rural communities and we strongly feel that these…

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28th April 2017

Educating our young people about homelessness

As the Homelessness Reduction Act is written into law, Hastoe Chief Executive Sue Chalkley urges everyone to share materials created by a group of housing associations to raise awareness of housing need and homelessness.   To be without a…

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27th April 2017

Hastoe welcomes the entry of housing into the general election debate

Hastoe Housing Association is the leading affordable rural housing specialist, owning and managing over 7,000 affordable homes in southern England. Commenting on reports that the Labour party will address housing as a key election issue,…

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8th February 2017

Let’s Hear it for Rural

Sue Chalkley, Chief Executive of Hastoe Housing Association, said: Like many colleagues from across the housing industry, I have been waiting patiently for the arrival of the Government’s much-heralded Housing White Paper. As the…

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13th July 2016

Shaping the Future of Rural England

Rural England is in the throes of the greatest change since the Industrial Revolution. Then, the search for work and a better way of life drove millions of people into our towns and cities. Now, rather than a mass exodus, we face a deeper…

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3rd May 2016

Affordable homes in rural communities

Last week, Peers in the House of Lords were successful in making an important amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill to protect the provision of affordable homes on small sites in rural areas. We are very supportive of the…

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4th February 2016

Are we sleepwalking into trouble?

Are we sleep walking into dismantling rural communities? We work hard with rural communities to identify need, choose sites and design affordable homes that are a credit to the village but I’m concerned this won’t be able to…

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18th October 2015

Hastoe and the voluntary offer

Why Hastoe will be saying ‘no’ to the proposed voluntary offer on the extended Right to Buy (RTB)  I have been busy over the past few days liaising with Hastoe Board members about this offer. Quite a few themes have emerged, which will…

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