Corporate Statement - through the adoption, promotion and the development of sustainability objectives, the Association aims to enhance the well-being and safety of all its tenants, employees, other stakeholders and members of the local communities in which we operate.
Our key objective is to provide homes in villages throughout Wiltshire, Swindon and the surrounding areas for local people in housing need, thus contributing to the long term sustainability of those villages and the maintenance of vibrant and thriving communities.
The Association will aim to place sustainability at the heart of any policy reviews, strategic planning and operations.
The Code for Sustainable Homes - was an environmental assessment method for rating and certifying the performance of new homes. It was a national standard for use in the design and construction of new homes with a view to encouraging continuous improvement in sustainable home building. However, the Code for Sustainable Homes has now superseded and many of the standards it contained are now included within the updated Building Regulations.
Secure by Design - the Secure by Design scheme and award has been developed by the Association of Chief Police Officers to establish a minimum standards of physical security, together with an approved development layout, designed to reduce the opportunity for crime and anti-social behaviour.
White Horse Housing seeks to ensure all our new developments achieve a Secured by Design rating.
Lifetime Homes - the concept of Lifetime Homes was established in the early 1990's. Lifetime homes are ordinary homes incorporating 16 design criteria that can be universally applied to new houses at minimal cost. Each design feature adds to the comport and convenience of the home and supports the changing needs of individuals and families at different stages of life.
Building for life - is the national standard for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods. The homes achieve a score of 13 out of 20 which is above the required standard.
"We aim, as far as practicable, to ensure that all actions and business operations undertaken by WHHA, both directly, and on our behalf, reflect our commitment to sustainability".