Affordable Housing SchemeThe Coleford landmark named after a local volunteering ‘treasure’ has been nominated for a top housing award.

Dora Matthews House in Coleford has been shortlisted for the prestigious Housing Innovation Awards in the category of ‘Most Innovative Affordable Housing Scheme’.

David Hannon Development Director at Rooftop housing Group said “We’re delighted to be shortlisted. Dora Matthews House is a very special place. We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved by working closely with Forest Of Dean District Council and Heritage Care. It’s a development that helps people stay at the heart of the community in Coleford.”

The Housing Innovation Award is organised by the national magazine Housing Magazine and the winners will be announced at an event in London on the 18February 2016