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NRHA's third phase of affordable housing starts in Nassington

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Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association (NRHA), and partners Orbit and Snowdon Homes, are back on site at Fenn Close in Nassington, with a third phase of affordable housing development.

The small rural scheme, which is strongly supported by the community, will bring an additional nine much-needed affordable properties to the village. The affordable homes in the scheme, which are due to be completed in Spring 2022, will be prioritised for local people with a connection to Nassington.

This is the third phase of the community-led affordable housing provided by NRHA on Fenn Close. It builds on the success of eight homes delivered in phase one in 1994, and a further nine homes in phase two in 2006.

The new homes, all identified in a housing needs survey completed back in 2014, will be a mix of maisonettes and houses to suit people with different needs. Six of the homes will be available for social rent and three for shared ownership sale. A further three homes will be sold by Snowdon Homes on the open market.

The development will incorporate the latest in air source heating technology, enabling cost-effective heating, whilst reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

NRHA is grateful to local family, Dave and Anne Fenn, who have provided low-cost land for all three phases of development. The Fenn family will also be supporting the project by providing trees and hedging for the landscaping of the development. The planting scheme will feature a range of species including birch, rowan, whitebeam and cherry trees, which will look attractive, as well as well as creating an environment where insects and birds can flourish.

Alan Burns, Chairman of Nassington Parish Council, commented:

“We’re delighted to be starting on this third phase of affordable housing in Nassington.

“Housing is expensive in these villages, so to ensure Nassington remains a vibrant and vital place, we’re meeting the housing needs of current and future residents.

“As a village and a parish council, we are very proud of the first two phases of the homes at Fenn Close and confident that phase three will prove to be just as popular.”

NRHA’s Company Secretary, Richard Mugglestone, added:

“Affordable properties are vital to the sustainability of our rural communities. The fact that we are returning to the same villages in Northamptonshire shows that there is still a real need for more affordable homes.

“We may only be developing small schemes, but they each make a big difference in the villages, keeping families and communities together.”

Development details and application process:

The homes are due to be completed in spring 2022.
There will be nine new homes available.

x6 for social rent:

  • x2 1-bed maisonettes
  • x2 2-bed houses
  • x2 3-bed houses

x3 for shared ownership:

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

How to apply

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.

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.

Eligibility 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 Nassington. This connection can be:

  • lived in the parish for last 12 months
  • previously lived in the parish (for a minimum of 12 months, but moved as unable to secure affordable housing in the village)
  • have close family in the village
  • working in the parish (permanent or temporary employment for a minimum of 12 months).

Applicants from neighbouring parishes: Yarwell, Woodnewton, Kingscliffe, Apethorpe and Fotheringhay will also be considered.

Homes for shared ownership:
The Shared Ownership homes will be prioritised using the above criteria and qualifying criteria set by the government’s ‘Help to Buy’ scheme.

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Published: 23 April 2021