Progress Housing Group is acting as Development Agents for Lune Valley Rural Housing Association, a small association with a volunteer board who specialise in providing rural housing and are looking to create housing opportunities for those in housing need, throughout the rural areas of Lancaster, Craven and Wyre.

Work has commenced on site on their first joint scheme, the provision of 3 family houses for rent in the small village of Arkholme, Lancaster. The properties are part of ‘The Sheiling’ development by Russell Armer Homes Ltd and are being delivered through a Section 106 agreement with Lancaster City Council. The houses are expected to be completed in October 2016.

Mark Charlesworth, Chair of LVHRA, said; "We are happy to announce that, with the assistance of Progress Housing Group, we are now developing again and supporting the health and viability of our rural villages by providing good quality, affordable, homes that give local people the opportunity to continue to live in their area."

Lune Valley Rural Housing Association and Progress Housing Group are looking at a number of joint initiatives that will deliver more rural homes throughout the area. This is particularly relevant during the National Housing Federation’s Rural Housing Week (11th – 17th July) which is aimed at highlighting rural housing issues and showcasing housing associations' innovative solutions for tackling them and supporting rural communities through providing affordable housing.  

Eric Tamanis, Executive Director, Business Development & Property Services at Progress Housing Group said; ‘It is a pleasure to work with Lune Valley Rural Housing Association and to help them provide much needed affordable rural accommodation for local people. We look forward to doing more of the same in the future and working together to provide developments that offer a lifeline to local people in our market towns and villages.  We want to reinforce the message that housing is vital for the survival of rural communities and services.”