Homes to meet ‘desperate’ need

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NEW homes are being built in Barby and Crick.

Daventry and District Housing (DDH) has been granted planning permission for 36 two and three-bedroom homes spanning five rural sites across the district.

Plans include redeveloping properties in Barby, Crick, Weedon and Woodford Halse that do not currently meet the government’s Decent Homes standard.

The news follows a series of consultations at community events and meetings, with support available for tenants to find alternative homes that meet their needs.

With tenants now settled into their new homes, work is due to start on site in the autumn.

Hayley Davies, executive director of Daventry and District Housing, said: “We’re really excited to be able to announce our first new homes since transfer, marking an important milestone for our organisation.

“Last year’s Home Truths report from the National Housing Federation told us that house prices in Daventry average 8.7 times regional incomes, signalling a desperate need for more affordable homes in the area. These plans will help to increase the number of homes available in rural areas, where availability is particularly low.”

Daventry and District Housing owns and manages around 3,100 homes. view