MP opens family homes

News Date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

MP Andrew Lewer, councillors and families celebrated the completion of the first council house builds in Spring Boroughs on Friday 27th April.

14 family homes were officially opened by MP Andrew Lewer, Northampton Borough Council and the families living in them. The homes are part of a £9 million programme of improvements in Spring Boroughs, with the construction of more new homes being completed later this year.

NPH has been working closely with the local community to address the need for family housing in the area as well other things that residents have said are important to them, including green spaces to grow food, improvements to existing homes and the provision of a new community hub, shop and outdoor play and fitness facilities.

Charlene Walfall, who has just moved into her new home with her young family said:

“I’ve lived in my flat for 12 years and never thought I’d be able to move. My daughter goes to the school nearby. The kids are so excited to have moved. They’ve never had a garden to play in before so this is a big thing for us.”

Local MP, Andrew Lewer officially opened the development and said: “I am absolutely delighted for Charlene, her children and the 13 other families who will benefit from this important housing development. And I am hoping that many, many more families will benefit from NPH’s ambitious house building plans too.”

Northampton Partnership Homes and Northampton Borough Council are committed to developing over 1,000 new homes in the next ten years in neighbourhoods across Northampton.

Mike Kay, Chief Executive of NPH said on the day: "My heartfelt thanks go to the Spring Boroughs community for their involvement and support throughout this programme of works and finally, I would like to wish all of our tenants here today the very best in their new homes.”