New affordable homes to be built in village

Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association (NRHA) is returning to Nassington to provide more affordable homes.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 5:38 am

In 1994, NRHA completed Phase 1 at Nassington when eight affordable homes were built specifically for people with a local connection to the village.

The further need for local affordable homes was met in 2006 when nine additional properties were developed in Phase 2.

A housing needs survey undertaken in Nassington in autumn 2013 revealed that the high price of local houses was still preventing local people from being able to afford to buy a home in the village in which they had been brought up.

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Nassington Phase 2
Nassington Phase 2

As a result, NRHA is now set to start work on a further nine homes for Phase 3 of the development, with four houses and two maisonettes for affordable rent, plus three homes for shared ownership.

It will also include three houses for local market sale, with any surpluses generated being used to subsidise the nine affordable properties.

Richard Mugglestone, company secretary of NRHA, said: “We are pleased to be able to provide small rural housing schemes where they are most needed across Northamptonshire.

“When the local community in Nassington told us that there was still an ongoing need for affordable properties in their village we worked closely with them to draw up plans which they fully support. We’re now looking forward to making these plans a reality.”