New affordable homes in Little Addington

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

The small rural scheme, which was strongly supported by the community, provides eleven homes for the village, including six much-needed affordable properties. The affordable homes in the scheme, which were completed in winter 2022, were 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, are a mix of bungalows and houses to suit people with different needs. Two of the homes are 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 are built to national space standards, and 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 were completed in Autumn 2022.

    There are six affordable homes on the scheme.

    x2 for social rent - these have both been let:

    • x2 2-bed bungalows (rent will be approx. £125.21 per week, plus service charge)

    x4 for shared ownership - these will go on sale in summer 2022:

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

Local connection criteria

  • Homes for rent

    These homes have now been let.

    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.

How to apply and bid for a home

  • How to apply

    For shared ownership homes:

    Please read the local connection criteria above.

    Then please register your interest below and when the new homes are going on sale, we’ll get in touch with you to advise you of the next steps to apply.

    For rented homes - the 2 homes for social rent have been allocated.

Further info

Register of interest form:

As per our privacy policy. You can remove consent by contacting us
To be placed on our register of interest, the Association does require applicants to meet a strict section 106 local connection criteria. Please select from the following options your connection to the village you are applying for;

(eg. renting with social housing provider, private renting, living with family etc)