Affordable housing

We provide affordable housing for the Malvern Hills district to meet the needs of those who are unable to afford to buy or rent housing that is generally available on the open market.

This normally takes the form of Housing Association houses and flats for social rent or purchase on shared ownership or fixed equity basis. We work with private developers, the Homes and Communities Agency and local Housing Associations to bring forward sites with new affordable homes that will meet the needs of the local community.

Malvern Hills District Council map

Housing needs survey

Malvern Hill district council undertakes rural housing needs surveys, to examine current and future housing needs. The surveys are completed by households in the selected parishes. Each survey provides valuable data that can aid in the planning of new housing developments and demonstrate the need for increased affordable housing.

Martley Parish Housing Needs Survey Download Martley Parish Housing Needs Survey December 2017


Useful documents

For more information on shared ownership and fixed equity (Discounted Market Sale) options see our Affordable Home Ownership page.

For more information on applying for affordable rented properties please see our Housing Advice page or visit