Affordable Housing

Information about affordable housing development in Mendip and how to apply to join our Self Build register.

Somerset Strategic Housing Framework
Here you can find out about the affordable housing projects which are currently under construction in Mendip and those which have recently been completed. These schemes will either include affordable homes for rent, part purchase or a mixture of both.
We are committed to delivering housing choice and affordable housing across the district; and recognise self and custom build as an option to meet local housing needs.
A guide for Parish Councils who are thinking about an affordable housing scheme in their village.
The Enabling Team at Mendip District Council carry out housing needs assessments in partnership with and on behalf of Parish Councils, the aim of these surveys is to determine if there is a rural housing need and then to gain a better understanding of the immediate and the future parish needs.
The District Council will shortly be preparing a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) which will contain detailed advice on how the Council will seek to secure affordable housing as part of new housing developments.