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Give your views on Kettering's Keyways Housing Allocation Scheme

Published: Friday 22 March 2019
Give your views on Kettering's Keyways Housing Allocation Scheme

Kettering Borough Council is proposing changes to the Keyways Housing Allocation Scheme and we welcome your views.

Each year Kettering Borough Council reviews its Housing Allocation Scheme to ensure it accommodates new legislation, remains fit for purpose and accurately reflects current housing need in the Borough. Annual reviews are also necessary to ensure the Council continues to make best use of social housing stock and continues to meet the duties owed to homeless households.

The proposed changes in 2019 focus on addressing:

  • Legislative changes: The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017
  • Current trends: Increasing use of homeless temporary accommodation and higher demand for family accommodation
  • Anomalies within the scheme: Applicants without a realistic prospect of housing and making best use of our housing stock
  • Applicants who do not qualify: People who have previoulsy behaved in an unacceptable way

For more information on the changes please visit www.kettering.gov.uk/keywaysconsultation

You can submit comments by email to ketteringkeyways@kettering.gov.uk or you can write to us as The Allocations Team, Kettering Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, Northants, NN15 7QX.

The consultation starts on Monday 25th March and runs for four weeks until Friday 19th April. Please ensure all comments are sent within this time frame.


NEW CORBY COUNCIL HOMES

Published: Monday 3 September 2018
NEW CORBY COUNCIL HOMES

Corby Borough Council are pleased to announce the delivery of 20 brand new homes on the Stanion Lane development near the Old Village. The development consists of 16 two bedroom houses and 4 three bedroom houses.  They will be advertised on Keyways and a Local Lettings Policy will apply.


Kings Park - An exciting new development

Published: Thursday 28 December 2017
Kings Park - An exciting new development

Corby Borough Council is taking delivery of 24 brand new homes on the Kings Park development situated off Gainsborough Road, Corby. The properties consist of a selection of two bedroom houses, all with onsite parking, full gas central heating, double glazing with modern kitchens and bathrooms. Completed in partnership with Keepmoat Homes, the houses are being advertised through Keyways.


New Kings Park, Corby Development - Coming Soon

Published: Thursday 16 February 2017
New Kings Park, Corby Development - Coming Soon

Coming soon to Corby is the new Kings Park development.  There will be a selection of 3-4 bedroom homes to purchase and 24 new 2 bedroom affordable homes which will be advertised through Keyways. 

Please visit the Keepmoat website for more information and a site plan.


Kettering Borough Council purchases 5 new build homes at Laburnum Crescent

Published: Thursday 16 February 2017
Kettering Borough Council purchases 5 new build homes at Laburnum Crescent

Kettering Borough Council has taken delivery of five brand new council homes. As part of a partnership between developer Westleigh, Waterloo Housing Group and Kettering Borough Council, the new development at Laburnum Crescent will ultimately consist of 72 new homes in total.

The Council has purchased the five new-build homes as part of its strategic approach to taking a direct role in increasing housing supply. This builds upon a number of property acquisitions already undertaken to add to the Council’s housing portfolio.

Funding for the Council’s element of the project has come from a combination of borrowing and utilisation of right-to-buy replacement receipts.

The five new homes have been assigned to local households through the Council’s housing allocation service, Keyways, with tenants signing up to their properties at the beginning of April.

The Council properties consist of a three-bedroom wheelchair adapted bungalow, a three-bedroom wheelchair adapted house and three one-bedroom bungalows. The homes are all linked to a 'Lifeline' personal alarm scheme, which is for tenants with poor mobility, serious health problems or those who feel vulnerable in their own homes.

John Conway, Head of Housing at Kettering Borough Council said: “We are proud that the first council houses to be built in this Borough for a generation will now provide high quality, affordable homes for some of the most vulnerable people in our local community.”