What ever happened to the village people?


Imagine you were born in a small rural village somewhere in the UK. You went to primary school there, grew up among all your childhood friends, you knew the couple who ran the post office because you called for sweets every week and, later in life, the family who ran the local pub where you enjoyed your first legal pint.

The thing is, once through college, it would probably become increasingly evident that continuing to live the rural idyll was going to become almost impossible – at least without the continued benevolence of your parents.

You might be able to find work in a workshop, the local garage, on a farm or even back at the pub. However, with so many properties snapped up as second homes by affluent city-dwellers or as holiday cottages, finding affordable property in Britain’s villages has become almost impossible. As a result, so many young people are forced to leave the communities where they grew up and to head for urban areas. By default, villages have become the bastions for the retired.

The Government’s announcement of a Rural Productivity Plan this week therefore has to be welcomed (https://www.propertywire.com/news/europe/englandnew-rural-homes-2015082410897.html). In short, it means more affordable homes will be built in villages, giving families the option of remaining closer together.

“All too often young people find themselves exiled from the place they grew up as they are forced to move away to find a home of their own,” said Communities Secretary Greg Clark.

“That’s why we’re putting power directly in the hands of rural councils to give the go-ahead for new Starter Homes in their area so local young first time buyers can continue to be a vital part of their communities,” he added.

It sounds great and, if it happens – and happens soon – it’s will be a massive relief for thousands and a policy which could help rejuvenate the concept of the extended family.

On the other hand, it will be a huge shame if, instead, it turns out to be another piece of empty rhetoric or a promise left un kept.

Get a free valuation from us below.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_cta h2=”HOW MUCH IS MY HOUSE WORTH?” h4=”It’s free, it takes two minutes to fill in your details you get your own tailored valuation sent to you by email. No home visit required!” txt_align=”center” shape=”square” color=”green” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”FREE PROPERTY VALUATION” btn_style=”outline” btn_color=”blue” btn_size=”lg” btn_align=”center” btn_link=”url:/free-valuations-2%2F|||”][/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row]

In the meantime, if you can help us, we’d appreciate a share of this post on your social media channels. We’ve built our blog piece by piece one small share at a time, but another would definitely help us spread the message. If you enjoyed this post and think others might find it useful, please feel free to pass it on.

Comments are closed.

  • All Items Below Are Now Included As Standard

    Professional Photography, Floorplan & Description

    We will visit you at your home to get all the info we need for the advert. No need to send anything to us.

    Marketing Video For Your Property

    We make 2 videos for the advert. One for the property websites and a shorter one for social media.

    Interactive Property Brochure

    Now included with all orders is a beautifully presented and wonderfully informative interactive brochure to help a potential buyer make a decision.

    Listed On Rightmove, Zoopla & On The Market

    No other agent will put a property in front of as many potential buyers. We are one of the few estate agents that list on ALL of the big three property websites.

    Vendor Log In Area

    You will have access to the vendors area meaning you can easily keep up to date with how your advert is performing, viewings and feedback.

    Account Manager

    You will have your own account manager to help with every stage of the sale.

    Full Sales Progression

    Unlike some online estate agents, we will stay with you all the way to completion day helping smooth out and issues along the way.

    Money Back Guarantee

    If you’re not entirely happy with our service, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee from the day you instruct us (with pay upfront option).

    Get An Online Valuation Today

    Simply answer a few questions about your property with some details and receive a valuation by email.

    Online Valuation

    Put Your Property On The Market With Esale

    Get your home on the market quickly. Instruct us now and the photographer will give you a call.

    Place An Order

    See All Our Reviews