New affordable homes in Norton

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Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association (NRHA), and partners Orbit and Snowdon Homes, have recently started on site on a second phase of affordable homes in the village of Norton.

The small rural scheme, which is strongly supported by the community, will provide twelve homes for the village, including eight much-needed affordable properties. All the homes, which are due to be completed in autumn/winter 2022, will be prioritised for local people with a connection to Norton.

Breaking new ground with self-build plots

As well as providing eight affordable homes and two local market homes which were identified in the housing needs survey, the scheme is also a ground-breaking development for the region.

It will be one of the first rural exception sites to also include two plots for self building. It’s an exciting opportunity; the option to self build rarely happens in rural developments. The two four-bedroom plots will also be prioritised for local people.

Community-led development

The planning and design of the scheme has been a true partnership between the Parish Council, the community and the association.

The Parish Council were involved in the site selection and the design. And the development has been shaped by what the community want, and they were empowered and involved throughout.

The wider Norton community will also benefit with the addition of a new playground, gifted by NRHA to the Parish Council.

Spacious and low-carbon homes

The homes will be built to national space standards and will incorporate the latest in air source heating technology.

The air source heat pumps are eco-friendly, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and also provide lower cost heating, compared to traditional electric heating systems found in many off-gas rural homes. This will help to keep energy bills low for residents, which in times of significant energy cost increases, is more important than ever to help challenge fuel poverty.


Development details and application process:

About the homes

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 priority will be given to applicants that have a local connection to the Parish of Norton.

    This connection can be:

    • currently live in the Parish of Norton and have done so for at least the last 12 months
    • previously lived in the parish (for a minimum of three years out of the preceding five years OR for five years out of the preceding ten years)
    • have close family in the village (parents, step-parents, children and adult step-children, brother, sister) living in the Parish
    • currently work in the Parish.
  • Homes for shared ownership

    The shared ownership homes will be prioritised using the above local connection criteria.

    Please get in touch with us for more information on 0300 1234 009 or at enquiries@midlandsrural.org.uk

How to apply

  • How to apply for a rented home

    For rented homes

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

    Please also read the local connection criteria above.

    Register your interest with us

    Please also register your interest with us (form below), and when the new homes are nearing completion, we’ll let you know that the homes are being advertised on the HomeChoice website.

  • How to purchase a shared owner home

    For shared ownership homes

    Please read the local connection criteria above.

    Register your interest with us

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

Self-build plots

Further info

Register of interest form:

As per our privacy policy. You can remove consent by contacting us dataprotection@emh.co.uk
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)