Board Tour for Rural Housing Week

The progress of much-needed affordable housing schemes, from start to finish, are being showcased by Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association (NRHA) during Rural Housing Week 2019.

Members of the NRHA Board took the opportunity to tour new development sites, as well as calling in to see residents who moved into their new homes one year ago at Yarwell.

Five new homes for affordable rent and four for shared ownership were completed in Yarwell last year and showcased during Rural Housing Week 2018. One year on, Councillor Annabel de Capell Brooke joined Board members in seeing how the properties are continuing to offer a lifeline to people with a local connection to Yarwell.

In contrast, the Board members also called in to see new planned sites including Brigstock. Later this year, NRHA is hoping to start work on six new homes, with one for affordable rent and five for shared ownership. The affordable properties will help prevent people from being priced out of the village they know and love.

NRHA Company Secretary, Richard Mugglestone, said: “Rural Housing Week was the perfect opportunity for our Board members to view the progress of some of our latest schemes and to hear about the huge difference they will make to people in our local communities.”