28 new affordable homes for Northamptonshire’s rural communities in 2022
If Levelling Up is about making our rural communities vibrant and flourishing places to live, the 28 much-needed, new affordable homes that we’ll deliver across four Northamptonshire villages this year will make a huge difference:
- Nine new affordable homes have recently completed in Nassington
- Six new affordable homes in Little Addington will be ready this summer
- Five new affordable homes in Lilbourne will be ready later this summer
- Eight new affordable homes in Norton will be ready at the end of the year.
Building the homes that the community need
These homes are desperately needed and will make a huge difference to both the new residents and to the community.
Across the schemes, there will be a mix of houses, flats, and bungalows, with some available for rent and others as shared ownership, to accommodate the local requirements identified in the housing needs surveys. There are even some self-build plots on one of the schemes.
Energy efficient and comfortable homes
All of the 28 homes will be built to meet or exceed national space standards and will incorporate air source heat pumps (ASHPs).
The installation of ASHPs to heat homes in rural areas which are off gas mains, provides residents with a low carbon, energy efficient way of heating. And, importantly, they will help keep energy bills lower, which will be a great benefit with the current energy price increases and worsening fuel poverty crisis.