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5 May 2015, 12:21
The biggest development in South Northamptonshire for a generation is about to deliver the first phase of affordable housing to local people.
Along with planning permission for up to 1,000 new homes at Radstone Fields, Brackley is a requirement for developers to set aside a minimum of 22 per cent of the homes for affordable housing.
There will be a mixture of at least 220 homes available for rent or purchase on a shared ownership basis.
The homes will be available to people who South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) assess as having a housing need and who can demonstrate a connection to the district.
The homes are being built by a consortium which includes Taylor Wimpey, Barratt and David Wilson Homes and the affordable homes will be managed by South Northants Homes who are part of Grand Union Housing Group.
Only those who register with SNC Housing team can be considered for one of the rented homes. The shared ownership properties will be provided to those who have registered with the local HomeBuy agent, Help To Buy Midlands.
The first affordable homes will be ready for occupation during the summer and the rest will become available as the development proceeds over the next seven to eight years. Radstone Fields will also include a new primary school, community centre and local shops.
Calvin Bell, SNC's director of development said: "While there are those who object to new homes, this scheme stands to make a real difference to people's lives.
"Living, working and building your own family in the place where you grew up is something past generations took for granted.
"It is through the hard work of SNC planning and housing officers that a scheme that is economically viable for the developers will also deliver genuine benefits to the community."
For more information about the Housing Register and how to apply visit -
http://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/HowtoApply.htm#Housing or call 01327 322163.
To register an interest in the shared ownership properties please visit http://www.helptobuymidlands.co.uk or call 03458 50 20 50.