Affordable Housing on Exmoor

The National Park Authority is working with communities, individuals, voluntary organisations and housing providers to address local affordable housing needs on Exmoor.

Since the introduction of the Local Plan policies in 2005 affordable housing for local people has been delivered in many communities across Exmoor. Some of the homes have been self-build, some delivered by private developers, some provided by landlords and others by Housing Associations. The policies have assisted over 200 local people to live in nearly 100 homes in communities across the Moor. There is more to do and the Local Plan to 2031 widens the opportunities for local people to meet their housing needs.

If you wish to discuss the planning policies and whether they could help you provide the opportunity for a home then please phone or e-mail Ruth McArthur for an initial discussion.

01398 322253  or  email

The Assessment Form is to help judge whether you are in local affordable housing need and comply with the National Park’s planning policies. It can be downloaded via the link below

Affordable Housing Local Connection Form

Exmoor Rural Housing Network

The Exmoor Rural Housing Network  brings together a range of people and organisations with an interest in working together to provide a forum for affordable housing in Exmoor National Park. It works closely with parish/town councils, individuals, the National Park Authority and voluntary agencies to help more people find solutions to their housing needs.

If you wish to discuss other housing matters, such as ensuring that you are on the Housing Register and how to be aware when local houses become available, then please e-mail or speak with the Housing Officers at the District Councils.

New Affordable Homes in Dulverton

The new homes for rent and shared ownership at Barns Close Mead in Dulverton are due to complete at the beginning of October.

There will be 12 homes for rent and 6 homes for shared ownership.

The rented homes are eight x one bedroom homes, two x two bedroom homes and two x three bedroom homes

The shared ownership homes are two x two bedroom and four x three bedroom homes.

The homes for rent will be advertised on Homefinder Somerset in the next week or two. To make a bid you must be registered on

The shared ownership homes will be advertised on the Help to Buy Agent for the South website. You must be registered on

You can also find out about the shared ownership properties on the LiveWest website

For Somerset West and Taunton CouncilFor North Devon Council

Housing Enabling


Housing Options Advice

01271 388870


This includes housing need surveys undertaken by the Exmoor, North Devon & West Somerset Rural Housing Project between 2002 and 2015