Deal for site in Rushden will deliver over 130 affordable homes

21 March 2024
2 mins

A large number of affordable homes are set to be built on land at Prospect Drive in Rushden that will offer more people in the area the opportunity to have their own home.

Platform have purchased the land which was a former Co-op site and will partner with developer Vistry Group to deliver the project.

The scheme will deliver a mixture of ways for people to obtain the homes. 64 will be available through Shared Ownership, 35 through Rent to Buy units and 34 via Affordable Rent. Across the range of two, three and four bedroom properties the homes will feature air-source heat pumps to help reduce carbon emissions.

Work is due to start in the summer with the first homes available from August 2025. The development will then be completed by February 2027.

Kate Ellison, Director of Land, Partnerships, Innovation and Business Development said,

“Strong partnerships that truly work for all parties will be the key to unlocking opportunities and delivering affordable housing at scale. At Platform we are determined to keep building homes and working with Vistry we are proud to be offering so many people the chance to have a place they can call home.”

Andy Reynolds, Managing Director of Vistry South East Midlands, said,

“We are thrilled to be working with Platform Housing Group on this 100% affordable development which will not only meet the housing needs of the community but create beautiful green spaces which blend with the local environment. 

 “We're excited to be a part of Northampton's growth and to be entrusted with the build of these much-needed new homes which will contribute to the unique character of the area as well as releasing over £700,000 of investment in local services to create a thriving and sustainable community.” 

 Ann Taylor, Director at Savills (estate agents), acting on behalf of Co-op, said,

“We are delighted to see this site complete and come forwards for development.  The land has been vacant for a while, therefore the new homes, the significant S106 contributions into the wider community, and the associated new jobs are all a welcome benefit of development.  It is exciting to finally see this scheme become a reality.”