Rural housing

We work closely with parish councils, local residents, registered housing providers, homebuilders, our Spatial Planning team, and many other groups, to understand rural housing needs and housing need within rural areas across Cheshire East and give access to affordable housing

Housing needs surveys

To support and inform our work, we research the housing needs within rural areas. A number of local housing needs surveys have been completed. The resulting reports can be downloaded below along with the questionnaires that were circulated in each area.

Rural housing enabling guide

Cheshire East Council recognise that there are particular challenges in providing affordable housing for the people living in or with connections to its many rural areas.

The Rural Housing enabling guide (PDF, 5.52MB) has been produced to assist all those involved in the development of these much needed homes. (If you need this document in an alternative format contact housing).

Contact Rural Housing

We are always on the lookout for suitable sites for rural affordable housing. If you know of any such sites please get in touch. 

We would be very happy to come and talk to any local community group about the issues relating to affordable housing in your rural area.



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Page last reviewed: 22 January 2024