Melbury Abbas and Cann Parish Council are using their neighbourhood plan to bring forward much needed affordable housing.
The population in the area is ageing and declining. Property prices are very expensive, forcing young people out of the area to more affordable places.
The neighbourhood plan seeks to stop this trend, by bringing forward affordable housing. It is hoped this will breathe new life into the area by bridging the affordability gap by making homes more affordable.
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