New affordable homes in Norton

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Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association (NRHA), and partners Orbit and Snowdon Homes, completed eight new affordable homes in the village of Norton in November 2022.

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 were 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 was also a ground-breaking development for the region.

It was one of the first rural exception sites to also include two plots for self building - 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 was 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 was 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 are built to national space standards and 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

  • When will the homes be ready?

    The homes were completed in November 2022.

    The homes for rent have all been allocated.

    The homes for shared ownership will go in sale in spring/summer 2023.

  • Types of homes for rent and shared ownership

    There are eight affordable homes on the scheme.

    x5 for social rent - these have all been let:

    • x2 2-bed bungalows
    • x2 2-bed houses
    • x1 3-bed house

    x3 for shared ownership - these will go on sale in spring/summer 2023:

    • x1 3-bed house
    • x2 2-bed houses

Local connection criteria

  • Homes for shared ownership

    Three three homes for shared ownership will go on sale in spring/summer 2023.

    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 or register you interest below and we'll let you know when the homes are going on sale.

  • Homes for rent

    These homes have all been allocated.

    To be eligible to apply for a rented home, applicants needed to have a proven housing need, and priority was given to applicants with 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.

How to apply

  • 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.

  • How to apply for a rented home

    Applications for these homes have now closed.

Self-build plots and open market homes

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)