We cannot provide affordable homes for Broadhembury without first finding land to build on or, perhaps, buildings to re-purpose. The next big focus, then, is to review sites identified by EDDC’s call, in January 2021, for landowners to put forward sites they own and would be interested to make available for development.

We also intend to talk with individual local landowners to explore with them ways of acquiring land or buildings for affordable homes on favourable terms that might also meet their own objectives. Ideally, those objectives might include: ‘to do something for the community’!