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Work progresses on new affordable homes in Irthlingborough


19 December 2022

A new affordable home development, the largest in the former East Northants area, is currently being built in partnership with emh group, with the first phase due to be completed in early 2023.

‘Nene Fields’ is a mixed tenure scheme on the Wellingborough Road in Irthlingborough consisting of 84 homes. 

14 of the homes are being provided for market sale, with the remaining 70 homes being provided as affordable housing. Of the 70, 30 homes will be provided for rent, 30 homes are available for shared ownership (as part of the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme) and 10 will be Rent to Buy, where occupants initially move in on an intermediate rent but with a commitment to buy within a 5 year period.

It is great that work is progressing on this much-needed site, with the first phase due for completion in early 2023. We appreciate that residents want to stay in the local area when searching for a home but often can’t find a suitable or affordable property. This is why the properties at ‘Nene Fields’, including the shared ownership and rent to buy homes, will be promoted through our Keyways Scheme to maximise opportunities for those in the local area.Cllr Matt Binley, the council’s Executive Member for Housing, Communities and Levelling Up
This site has been carefully designed, with a mixture of 2 - 4 bedroom homes alongside a small number of 1 bed houses and bungalows allowing residents to access a home to meet their needs and when completed, we hope there will be a real sense of community.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
We are proud to be working in partnership with the Council to respond to local needs through the provision of high quality homes that play an important role in helping to sustain local communities.Chris Jones, Executive Director of Development at emh

All homes are being provided by emh group and the affordable homes will be advertised through North Northamptonshire Council’s Keyways scheme

For more information about the scheme, visit emh’s website