Kettering Borough Council recently undertook consulatation on proposed changes to the Keyways Housing Allocation Scheme.
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 changes were heard at Executive Committee on 12th June and were unanimously approved. The new Keyways Housing Allocation Scheme was implemented on 19th June 2019. A copy of the policy can be found on the Information page, under Allocation and Local lettings Policies.
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.
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.
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 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.”