New affordable homes in Little Addington

little addington northamptonshire new affordable homes

Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association (NRHA), and partners Grand Union Housing Group and Oaklow Group, have recently started on site on a new development in the village of Little Addington.

The small rural scheme, which is strongly supported by the community, will provide eleven homes for the village, including six much-needed affordable properties. The affordable homes in the scheme, which are due to be completed in summer 2022, will be prioritised for local people with a connection to Little/Great Addington.

We met some of the community at a public consultation event, who told us how important this development is to the village:

"I think it is very important to have more affordable housing in the village. It is the only way to keep local people, on an average salary, in the village - as well as being able to get onto the housing ladder."

"Housing here has risen exponentially. Villagers and especially children of villagers are being outpriced. I want to stay in Little Addington, near my family, I love the village and want to raise my family here."

The new homes, all identified in a housing needs survey, will be a mix of bungalows and houses to suit people with different needs. Two of the homes will be available for affordable rent and four for shared ownership sale. A further bungalow will be sold by the developer at a reduced market rate and the remaining four homes will be sold at market rate.

The homes will be built to national space standards, and will incorporate the latest in air source heating technology, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and helping to keep energy bills low.

NRHA is grateful to Homes England and North Northamptonshire Council for their support.


Development details and application process:

About the homes

  • Types of homes for rent and shared ownership

    The homes are due to be completed in summer 2022.

    There will be six affordable homes available.

    x2 for affordable rent:

    • x2 2-bed bungalows

    x4 for shared ownership:

    • x2 3-bed houses
    • x2 2-bed houses

Local connection criteria

  • Homes for rent

    To be eligible to apply for a rented home, you'll need to have a proven housing need, and a local connection to the Parish of Little/Great Addington.

    This connection can be:

    • currently live in the Parish of Little/Great Addington and have done so for at least the last 12 months
    • previously lived in the parish (for a minimum of three years, but moved as unable to secure affordable housing in the village)
    • have close family in the village (parents, step-parents, children and adult step-children, brother, sister) living in the Parish and who have done so for at least five years
    • currently work in the parish (and have done so for at least the last 12 months, and for not less then 16 hours a week).
  • Homes for shared ownership

    The Shared Ownership homes will be prioritised using the above local connection criteria and qualifying criteria set by the government’s ‘Help to Buy’ scheme.

How to apply

  • How to apply

    For both rented and shared ownership homes, please register your interest at the bottom of the page.

    Please also read the local connection criteria above.

    When the new homes are nearing completion, we’ll get in touch with you to advise you of the next steps to apply.

    For rented homes:

    To be considered for a rented property you MUST also be registered with Keyways (North Northamptonshire Council's choice based letting system), which you can do online. Near completion, the homes will be available to apply for on the Keyways website.

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