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Backing yes to homes - rural development


Published by Grand Union for Grand Union Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities

Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) has continued to show its support of the National Housing Federation’s Yes to Homes campaign as work gets underway on a landmark development that will see nine much needed affordable homes provided in a rural South Northamptonshire village.

The new homes, which will consist of four flats, one bungalow and four houses will be built in Abthorpe for subsidiary South Northants Homes, and will be available for affordable rent and shared ownership.

The Group’s Chief Executive, Alan Humphreys, said: “A shortage of rural homes has a detrimental impact on the local community and in sustaining local services. 

“GUHG understands the importance of sustaining rural life and building a stronger community through investment in affordable homes. These homes will bring people back to the area and allow those with links to the village to live close to the area they love.” 

The new development is a rural exception site, which means it will be built outside of the existing village boundary after a local survey revealed the need for more housing in the village, as well as in the nearby villages of Bradden, Slapton and Wappenham.

People with a connection to the area or the surrounding villages will be eligible to apply for the homes, with priority given to those living in Abthorpe.

The Yes to Homes campaign aims to combat the current housing shortage in this country by getting people to say yes to building new homes locally.




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