AirS Welcomes Opening of Affordable Housing Scheme at Brede in East Sussex

Action in Rural Sussex is proud to announce the grand opening of Ostlers Field affordable housing scheme in Brede. It is a rural scheme of ten dwellings for affordable rent, and three homes for shared ownership, developed in conjunction with Brede Parish Council, Hastoe Housing association and Rother District Council.

The project was one of the first to be initiated as part of the Rural Homes for Rother Partnership. AirS worked closely with the parish council over several years to identify local housing need and, following a site identification and appraisal process, the Ostlers Field site was selected.

All homes are built to Sustainable Homes Code 4, which exceeds current building regulation standards and allows residents to benefit from lower energy costs. Hastoe Housing Association Chief Executive, Sue Chalkley, was joined by Brede parish councillors, district councillors, local residents and Tom Warder, Team Leader Housing and Community Engagement at AirS, to celebrate its completion.

Sue Chalkley commented: “This is yet another great example of community-led development. It was wonderful to hear the community ask me to thank the construction company for their work and helpfulness and also to be asking for another scheme!”

Tom Warder added: “We’re delighted to continue our work helping rural Sussex communities to build affordable and sustainable homes that will be for local residents in perpetuity. We’re there to help local people ensure they achieve homes that maintain the spirit and heart of their communities. It’s a privilege to have been involved with this project and we’re working hard on many similar schemes across the county.”

“Supporting rural communities in Sussex to be vibrant and diverse places in which to live and work.”