A representative from Daventry District Council (DDC) and a representative from Northants Housing Association (NHA) confirmed that following the housing needs survey carried out earlier in the year, there is a need for affordable housing. A plot of land at the top of Hillmorton Lane has been identified for four bungalows and five houses. Five of the properties will remain affordable in perpetuity. There will be a mix of rented, shared ownership, and market housing. This will be a rural exception site but will not set a precedent for future development outside of the village boundary. The Parish Council can be involved at all stages of the development.
The Parish Council have advised that they would prefer not to have responsibility for further street lighting. NHA confirmed that there are alternatives such as PIR lighting. There may be a need for a new street light at the top of Hillmorton Lane.
NHA confirmed that the properties will be eco e.g. airsource heat pumps. Solar panels can be considered.
NHA confirmed that the properties will meet national standards e.g. larger properties, bungalows having wet rooms.