Rural Housing

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation estimated that 38% of all private rented housing in rural areas was owned by CLA members in 2004.  In 2011, Savills research identified a 33.5% contribution to gross income on rural estates from agricultural sources with residential income comprising 38%. The Housing pages look at the performance of existing stock and the creation of new housing stock – across all tenures.

The size of CLA membership combined with the scale of land ownership means that the organisation has a high profile lobbying role in the field of housing. The importance of housing provision when linked to economic development, means that the organisation can obtain meetings at the highest levels and a new Housing Policy is under development. The work of the Housing Adviser is supported by the Housing Working Group chaired by Mark Bridgeman.