Proposed Affordable Rural Housing in

Newington & Peene Parish

Welcome to the online consultation pages from English Rural.

Here you can read information about who we are, find out about our proposals, read FAQs and give us your feedback.

You can also register your interest in living in one of our homes.

Some of the English Rural Team

About English Rural

English Rural is a specialist non-profit rural housing association, established in 1991. We only build and manage homes in village locations, principally across the south of England. All the homes we build are community-led and designed to benefit local people. We are also one of the leading national advocates on affordable rural housing issues, with HRH The Princess Royal as our Patron.

Generally speaking, we develop our homes on ‘rural exception sites’. This enables us to ensure they are affordable and secured for local people – forever. Our residents and the local community are at the heart of what we do.

Affordable doesn’t mean poor quality. Our homes are designed and built to high standards, usually using local design features and ensuring that their environmental impact is minimal. We build beautiful homes that villages can be proud of and our homes consistently win awards for design and construction.

To find out more about us and to see our past and current developments please visit:

The proposed Newington Road site

What Is Proposed?

We are proposing to design, build and manage a small development in Newington Road of three affordable rented homes for local people. The scheme would comprise the following homes:

  • 2x two bedroom flats

  • 1x two bedroom house

In addition, we are proposing 1x 'Custom Build Plot' for cross subsidy of the affordable homes. Please refer to the FAQ section to learn more about Cross Subsidy and what a Custom Build Plot is.

Visit the 'Visuals' page to view sketch ideas of what the scheme might look like.

Proposed Location

Please refer to our FAQs to learn how this site was selected.

The proposed site is located opposite Underhill Cottages and to the South East of Fairview House in Peene. Access to the proposed homes would be directly from Newington Road. The development site is approximately 0.5 acres in size and comprises a relatively flat grassed field. The existing public right of way to the South East of the site connects Hill Lane with Newington.

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Community Benefits

Watch a video on the benefits that affordable rural homes bring to communities. Hear from English Rural residents who explain how they, their families and the local community have benefitted from being able to live in an affordable rural home.

Click on the video to play.

Learn more about our proposals, read FAQs and give us your feedback.

You can also register your interest in living in one of our homes.

Thank you for all the feedback received. We are pleased to confirm that on the 8th of November, the Parish Council voted unanimously to continue their support for the proposals. English Rural are currently preparing a planning application, incorporating the feedback received, and hope to make a submission shortly. The application will be viewable on the Folkestone and Hythe District Council's planning portal where the final proposals can be viewed and comments made.