Residents Asked About Housing Needs

20 January 2011, 10:42 | Updated: 20 January 2011, 10:44

South Northamptonshire Council is asking residents in Towcester about their housing and community needs, to find out the level of affordable housing required in the town.

The ‘Community and Housing Needs survey’ is being delivered to residents of Towcester in January and offers a chance for them to have their say on their current and future housing needs. The results of the survey will be used alongside other evidence to help guide any future developments that may take place in the town.

Councillor Rupert Fordham, Portfolio Holder for Community Regeneration said: “Our Housing Strategy sets out our commitment to increase the supply of affordable housing in the district.

“This survey is one of the ways we identify those people with a local connection who want to live in Towcester, and the kind of housing required. It’s therefore important that we hear from as many local people as possible.”

Affordable homes are a way of helping people who cannot afford to buy or rent housing on the open market. The housing is usually provided by a housing association and can be available for rent or part bought through schemes known as shared ownership.

For further information, please contact Alice Izzett, Strategic Housing Officer, on 01327 322374, or email