Impartiality, Integrity and Independence

Community Lincs offers professional Rural Housing Services providing research, analysis and facilitation of rural housing issues.

Operating since 1990, the Rural Housing Enabler Service has worked closely with Local Authorities, Developers, Landowners, Housing
Associations and Parish Councils to deliver a comprehensive analysis of Housing Need for many rural communities across the county, providing evidence for planning applications.

Our Services

Housing Needs Assessment

Surveys, Analysis, Reports and Presentations

We undertake bespoke Housing Needs Surveys for rural parishes to establish affordable housing requirements. The survey and accompanying report provides the evidence needed for a rural housing development to be considered by a local Planning Authority. The assessment includes:


Liaison with the Parish Council and community at large to make them aware of the process.


Distribution of survey forms.


Data collection and upload.


Analysis of survey results to identify unmet housing needs.


Production and publication of a final written report.


Presentation of the key findings to the commissioners of the survey and local stakeholders as required.

Active Consultation

Consult, Advise, Engage

We consult with local authorities, parish councils and rural communities on all aspects of a rural housing scheme to help achieve an affordable solution. We can:


Provide top quality public involvement and consultation exercises on your behalf.


Lead on pre-planning community consultations, to ensure that development proposals have public support and community buy-in.


Provide advice and support on rural housing linkages with Neighbourhood Development Plans, Local Authority Housing Strategies and other community based plans.

Site Finding

Call For Land, Liaison with Landowners, Site Appraisals

With our independent status, close working links with rural communities and knowledge of affordable housing planning policies we are able to provide an effective site finder service for suitable affordable housing land. We can:


Invite landowners to come forward with potential sites for affordable housing.


Act as an independent advisor for the important process of site assessment and selection.


Facilitate community consultation on potential sites and draft development proposals.

What our customers have said about us

A lot more information was gleaned from your consultation than could have been collected from a paper survey. Thank you for supporting the process
Swineshead Parish Council

The Community Lincs process gave an opportunity for the local authority officers to gain a better understanding of local issues and the main concerns of the community
Bassingham Parish Council

Find Out More

We offer a free exploratory meeting to clients, to discuss your needs and look at how we can work with you to help deliver new rural housing projects.

If you would like further information please call Stuart Duckworth on: 01529 301965
Email: stuart.duckworth@communitylincs.com