HARD-UP hopeful home-owners in Hennock, Chudleigh Knighton and Teign Village are being urged to sign up for affordable properties earmarked for the local community.

The parish council is calling on property ladder starters to register their ambitions by signing the Devon Home Choice Register.

A parish council spokesman explained: ‘This will ensure that if any properties are built in the parish in the future, local people in need will be eligible to apply for them.’

The council has formed an Affordable Housing Working Group which hopes to meet representatives from Teignbridge Council and Dartmoor National Park Authority in fulfilling local affordable housing needs.

The Home Choice Register application form can be found on www.devonhomechoice.com.