Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association (NRHA) is set to potentially bring another 36 affordable homes to villages across Northamptonshire as it unveils its plans for the year ahead.
With house prices soaring in rural Northamptonshire, the housing association is meeting the need for properties which local people can afford by developing homes specifically for those with a local connection to the villages.
Next month, work will be starting on site in Walgrave where 10 new properties are being built in partnership with local developer, Whiterock Homes. The homes will be sited on land adjacent to the housing association’s Poachers Close development and will comprise four homes for affordable rent, two for shared ownership and four homes for local market sale. Pictured above is NRHA’s housing development in Braunston which was completed last Summer.
Any development surpluses generated from the homes for local market sale will be used to subsidise the affordable properties.
In Yarwell, work is well underway on five new homes for affordable rent and four for shared ownership, thanks to funding from the Homes & Communities Agency. The development is due to be completed in May.
June should see the start on site at NRHA’s first development in Little Addington. Two homes for affordable rent and four for shared ownership, along with five for open market sale, are planned.
It is also hoped that planning will be approved for a scheme in Brigstock, comprising one property for affordable rent and five for shared ownership. Work is scheduled to start on site in early 2019.
Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association Company Secretary, Craig Felts, commented: “We are continuing to work hard to bring affordable homes to the villages where they are most needed. Affordable properties are vital to the sustainability of Northamptonshire’s rural communities and our small schemes will make a lasting difference to local people.”