Here is somehing I written for readers of my blog. Recently Labour's Cathrine Russell, Councillor for Kingsley Ward joined East Midlands Housing to celebrate the completion of 38 new affordable homes in her ward.
Working in partnership with Westleigh Developers and Northampton Borough Council, the £4.5 million scheme was funded by EMH Group and built on the former site of a primary school which means the new development is in the well established residential area of Kingsley, close to local amenities. Of the thirty eight new homes twenty five were available at affordable rents. This included two-bedroom maisonettes and bungalows as well as two and three bedroom family houses. The 13 shared ownership homes, (also two and three bedroom family houses) are being offered for sale and will allow residents to buy a share of their home and pay rent on the rest. The homes have been designed specifically with first-time buyers, couples and smaller families in mind.
Cllr Cathrine Russell said
“I was delighted to see such high quality homes, thoughtfully designed and built to a very specification in my ward and which have been made available to local residents. Some of the local residents told me this was the first opportunity they had to buy their own home. It was also a great opportunity to meet with residents, new to in my ward and share their pleasure in their new surroundings.”