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Posted on: Thu 4 July, 2019

Wrapping up our Rural Housing Week coverage, we unveiled a PassivHaus plaque that celebrates the energy-efficiency of our innovative affordable housing development in Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

Callaughtons Ash residents were joined today by Richard Wooley, Chief Executive of Connexus, David Turner, Shropshire Councillor for Much Wenlock, and other local figures in unveiling a plaque celebrating the Passivhaus energy efficiency standard.... Read more

Posted on: Fri 28 June, 2019

The theme of Rural Housing Week 2019 is Building for rural communities. We’ll be joining in the discussion by sharing case studies and articles around this theme, looking at our work to deliver high quality, affordable housing and support communities.

Community engagement is vital for Housing Associations in rural areas, helping us to build developments that respond to local needs. With this in mind, we’ll be exploring our commitment to first-rate,... Read more

Posted on: Wed 3 April, 2019

An innovative Passivhaus development in Callaughtons Ash, Much Wenlock, is in the running for the Sustainability Award at the 2019 West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards.

When South Shropshire Housing Association (SSHA), part of Connexus, announced back in 2015 its intention to build a new affordable housing development in Much Wenlock, the local community was understandably concerned. The needs of this idyllic and unspoilt market town needed to be respected, and so a community... Read more

Posted on: Fri 29 March, 2019

Beech Gardens, an Independent Living Scheme built by SSHA and designed by K4 Architects, is in the running for the 2019 RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) West Midlands Award.

15 buildings across the region have been shortlisted and each will be assessed by a jury, with the winning buildings announced at the awards ceremony on Friday 17th May. The winner of the award will then be considered for the... Read more

Posted on: Sun 9 December, 2018
Development Name  Number of homes Due to be completed: Current Picture

Broomfield Road 

Newport, Shropshire 


  • 8 x 1 bed apartments 
  • 14 x 2 bed houses 
  • 4 x 3 bed houses 

Shared Ownership:

  • 7 x 3 bed houses 
February 2019 ... Read more
Posted on: Wed 5 September, 2018

Work has well and truly begun on the demolition and re-build of the old Harvest House situated next to Marston’s Mill on Portcullis Lane, Ludlow.

Along with the re-build, the layout of Marstons Mill will change, including opportunities for local businesses to rent up to three floors of prestigious serviced office space with parking facilities. The current Marstons Mill will contain office space and a community café for locals and visitors to grab a coffee before waiting for train... Read more

Posted on: Mon 9 July, 2018

The region’s first affordable housing scheme built to Passivhaus standards has been officially opened today (9th July) at Callaughtons Ash, Much Wenlock. A tree was planted to celebrate the new affordable homes by local celebrity marathon runner Jimmy Moore, with the help of school children from Much Wenlock Primary School.

The innovative new homes are amongst the first in the UK to be built to standards that provide super-efficient homes for local people. Triple glazing, insulation... Read more

Posted on: Tue 15 May, 2018

Housing is in high demand throughout Shropshire, and the county’s average house price in 2016/17 is£234,368. An annual income of more than £50,000 to gain an 80% mortgage is now required, so the need for affordable homes to buy, to rent and to part own is imperative. Also, as we spend an average of £1,066of our income on heating, lighting and hot water, homes that are affordable to run are of equal importance.

Therefore the Passivhaus standard is one definition of quality.  Passivhaus... Read more

Posted on: Thu 16 November, 2017

A development in rural Shropshire received plenty of visitors to an open day. The landmark Passivhaus development, recently named Callaughtons Ash at Much Wenlock will be the first affordable Passivhaus homes in the region and amongst the first in the UK with less than a handful of schemes built to date.

Originating from Germany, Passivhaus is the leading international low energy, design standard. The standard is a highly effective way of reducing energy use and carbon emissions from... Read more