New affordable homes have been built in Weedon in a bid to tackle the high prices faced by people trying to buy or rent.
The new homes on Navigation Way in Weedon were officially opened on Thursday last week.
They are a mix of rental and shared ownership properties and have been constructed by Spire Homes, in partnership with Redrow Homes and Longhurst Group.
Spire Homes chairman John Farrar welcomed guests at a ceremony including Daventry District Council chairman Councillor Chris Long and wife Viv. Guests toured the new homes, which stand opposite the former Weedon Depot entrance, and had the opportunity to meet tenants who have recently moved in.
Julie Doyle, managing director of Spire Homes said: “It is great to be working in partnership to develop these homes – these are our first in the Daventry area and we are excited to build even more in the near future, as they help provide an affordable roof over the heads of those who really need them.”
The housing association believes the need for affordable and social housing is on the rise, saying it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to buy their own homes or to rent in the private sector.
The new development includes a mix of designs and sizes and includes seven affordable rent and four shared ownership homes, with a mix of two, three- and four-bedroom homes.
All of the properties have Code of Sustainable Homes level three standard, which tries to reduce homes’ use of energy and water through design.
Spire Homes also has plans to build a further 97 homes in the area stating the group is “taking a proactive role to tackle the housing shortage and play their part in addressing the housing crisis.”