Rural Affordable Housing

Rural affordable homes are provided through HARAH (Hampshire Alliance for Rural Affordable Housing) and Test Valley Borough Council are an active partner in the alliance. Preference is given in the first instance, to people with a strong local connection to where the homes are being built.

Local connection means:

  • Being ordinarily resident in the parish or previously lived in the parish and has strong family connection; or
  • A demonstrable need by virtue of their employment to live in the village or its immediate surroundings; or
  • A demonstrable need to live within the village either to support or be supported by a family member.
  • It is restricted in perpetuity to occupation by households with a member in housing need.

Further information

Further details on HARAH and how the partnership works to provide affordable homes in rural areas, can be found on the HARAH website  at or telephone 01962 854971.

Alternatively, you can contact:

The Housing Development Officer
Telephone: 01264 368000