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Armed Forces Housing Development - Cheltenham Road, Corby

Published: Friday 7 June 2024
What is the Cheltenham Road Development Site?

The Cheltenham Road site is a small newly built housing development in Corby that has been built and designed to help support the Armed Forces Community and reinforce North Northamptonshire Council’s commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant Northamptonshire.

The site is part of Corby’s first Sustainable Urban Extension delivered within the town and was designed to integrate with the existing community and infrastructure through the allocation of 18 units to be offered to those who have served in the Armed Forces.

It is the first development of its kind in this area that has been specifically designed to address households in housing need within the meaning of the Armed Forces Covenant and the Keyways Housing Allocation Scheme.

The Site

There are 18 homes on this site of the following mix:

  • 2 x fully adapted, one-bedroom bungalows that are suitable for a household member who is dependent on a wheelchair
  • 2 x two-bedroom bungalows that has level bathing
  • 2 x one bedroom ground floor flats
  • 2 x one bedroom first floor flats
  • 8 x two-bedroom houses
  • 2 x three-bedroom houses

All properties have off-road parking, level bathing or showers over baths.  The houses have an additional WC on the ground floor.

Two bedroom bungalow shown in image.

Who can apply?

To achieve a balanced community, allocations will be made in the following order:

  1. Households in Band A who specifically meet the Armed Forces banding criteria defined within section 6.4 of the Keyways scheme.
  2. Households in band order who meet the armed forces criteria defined within section 4.4 of the Keyways scheme and have a housing need*.

* Housing needs are Bands A to D as outlined in the Keyways Housing Allocations Scheme S6.4 – 6.7.

How to apply?

Applicants can apply by completing a housing application form online at Should applicants require assistance in completing the form or require the form to be made available in other formats this can be requested by telephone on 0300 126 3000. Following receipt of an application, applicants may be required to provide supporting documentation. Once a fully completed application form has been received along with any required supporting documentation, the application will be assessed to determine if the household is eligible and qualify to join Keyways.

If accepted onto Keyways with a housing need, you will need to bid on the property that you are eligible for once these are advertised on Keyways. They are due to be advertised shortly.


Shared Ownership Homes Available

Published: Wednesday 22 May 2024

Grand Union Living currently have 4 Shared Ownership opportunities available on Harborough Road, Stoke Albany, North Northamptonshire, LE16 8GL.

There are 2 x three bedroom houses and also 2 x two bedroom houses.

These are available from a minimum share of 10% (subject to availability)

For further information please go to the below link on the Grand Union website


Cost of Living Support

Published: Wednesday 19 October 2022
The government is offering help for households. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.

Visit Help for Households Campaign at



Keyways Website Upgrade - 16th March 2022

Published: Monday 28 February 2022

Keyways are excited to advise you of some new changes coming soon to our Keyways website available at

The planned date for the Keyways website upgrade to go live is:

                                                        Wednesday 16th March 2022

This date falls on a Wednesday which is our usual weekly administration day when no properties are available to bid on.

By upgrading our system on this day, we hope to reduce any inconvenience to our customers.  It is anticipated that the Keyways website will be unavailable for one day on the above date. We expect the upgraded website to be available to our customers again from Thursday 17th March 2022 in time for the usual weekly bidding cycle.

What changes will affect me?

The Keyways website will have some new features and increased security and we are pleased to share details of these with you below.


Currently your account requires a login reference number and a memorable date.  As an extra layer of security, when you first login following the upgrade, you will be asked to set a password.  The password must consist of at least 10 characters including 2 lower case letters, 2 upper case letters and 2 numbers.  Symbols and punctuation are not allowed.

In addition to this, following the upgrade all our customers will be able to request that their login reference be emailed to them, and reset their memorable date and password via the Keyways website.  You will no longer need to contact the Keyways team for assistance with forgotten details and will receive an immediate response via email.


We are excited to introduce a new feature that we hope will assist our customers to provide documents in support of their application as easily as possible.  You will no longer need to hand deliver, post, or email them to the Keyways team for action.  Any documents uploaded via the Keyways website using this new feature will immediately be attached to your application. A Keyways officer will be alerted to newly uploaded documents to undertake any verification or assessment of your application that may be required following receipt of the document(s).

Please note that not all documents provided will initiate contact from a Keyways officer or result in a change in your Keyways band.  Should any changes be made to your application following the provision of new information you will be contacted.

There are two new ways to do upload documents:

  1. As part of the online housing application form there is a new page to enable our customers to upload documents immediately as part of their initial Keyways application.

  1. For customers who already have a Keyways application, this new feature can be found on your “My Account” page once you have logged in.


Documents that are essential as part of any application are:

  • Photographic identification for the main and joint applicant (passport, driving licence, identify card or a birth certificate along with a passport sized photo)
  • Where applicable, Home Office documentation confirming the immigration status of the main and joint applicant
  • Where applicable, for those awarded a Pre-Settled Status under the European Union Settlement Scheme, proof of a right to reside
    •  Households with Settled Status will be contacted for their EUSS share code.

Other supporting documents that you may wish to provide but which are not considered essential unless requested by a Keyways officer may be:

  • Proof of previous/current employment
  • Proof of home ownership including proof of a sale or transfer within the last five years for example, proof of market value, equity held, and completion statement
  • Proof of any housing related debts declared on this form and proof of re-payment plans in place
  • Medical evidence to support a medical need for housing for example, an Occupational Therapist report, supporting letters from a GP or other medical professional, and proof of disability benefits such as DLA/PIP)
  • Formal notice to leave your current accommodation such as a Section 21 Notice

There will be a list of categories for you to choose from to define what type of document you are providing, such as ID, Proof of Address, Medical etc.


Another new and exciting feature will be added to the Keyways website during the upgrade that allows our customers to see average waiting times for types of properties in different locations.  This can be found by clicking on the “Properties and recent lets search” of the Keyways website.

Once you click here, you will see a new tab called ‘Average Waiting Times’.  From here you will be able to filter to a time period and geographical area including the whole of North Northamptonshire.  On the next page you will have additional filters by clicking on “Refine Results”.  You can filter your search by the number of bedrooms, property type and Keyways Priority Band.

You will notice that each geographical area is represented by a hexagon which you can select to obtain more details.

This new function is for guidance and information only and is based upon past lettings data*. It does not provide a guaranteed waiting time for any of our applicants.

*Please note that the data used for this function will be from November 2010 for Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough as those sovereign councils had a joint system and sub-regional choice-based lettings scheme in place before we became North Northamptonshire Council on 1 April 2021.  The data for East Northants lettings will be from 1 April 2021.


As digital services continue to improve, the quickest and easiest way for Keyways to contact our customers is by email or telephone.  We kindly ask you to log into your Keyways account and ensure that you have provided these contact details or update your details if they have changed.

Once you are logged in you will be on your “My Account” page and the contact details are on the right-hand side with a link to update your details.

We hope that you will find the enhanced features of our Keyways website helpful and thank you for your patience on Wednesday 16th March. If you experience any difficulty using the upgraded system, please contact our Keyways Teams.  Contact details can be found on our Contact Us page on

North Northamptonshire Housing Allocation Scheme Consultation

Published: Wednesday 4 November 2020

Have your say on how the new Council should allocate social housing. 

People are being invited to give their views on proposals for how social housing will be allocated across North Northamptonshire from spring next year.

On 1 April 2021 the new North Northamptonshire Council will replace the existing district and borough councils in Corby, East Northants, Kettering and Wellingborough, which each currently have their own rules for deciding how council and housing association properties are allocated in their areas. Work has therefore been taking place to combine these into a new draft Housing Allocation Scheme that will cover all of North Northamptonshire from day one of the new Council.

Residents, tenants and housing associations are among those being encouraged to give their feedback on these proposals as part of a six-week consultation starting today (4 November) and running until 15 December.

Their views will help to shape a final version of the scheme to then be considered by North Northamptonshire’s Shadow Councillors early next year.

To view the draft proposals and complete a questionnaire, visit

The draft scheme sets out proposals for who would be eligible and could apply for social housing in North Northamptonshire, along with how the new Council would process applications, assess and manage people’s housing needs and determine who should have priority for social housing.

The draft Allocation Scheme would also keep a Choice Based Lettings approach to allocating social housing, which is already used by the existing North councils and allows applicants to choose and bid for properties they prefer.

Councillor Russell Roberts, Leader of the North Northamptonshire Shadow Authority and Housing Portfolio Holder said: “Supporting the welfare and needs of residents across north Northamptonshire will be at the heart of our new Council and the way we allocate housing will play a key role in helping us do this.

“It’s really important that people give their views on these proposals so that we can shape the best scheme possible for our communities. I would encourage everyone with an interest in these issues to get involved and give their feedback.”

The draft Housing Allocation Scheme can be viewed online, along with an accompanying questionnaire to complete at Alternatively comments can be emailed to or in writing to the following address:

Allocations Consultation, Future Northants, c/o Kettering Borough Council, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX.

For more information or to request paper copies of the questionnaire call 01536 410333.

The deadline for responses is on Tuesday, 15 December, 2020.