Housing Strategy

The Housing Strategy Team is responsible for a number of strategic housing functions which include

  • Developing and delivering a range of housing policies for Daventry District 
  • Assessing housing need across the district
  • Enabling the provision of new homes across Daventry District


Allocations Scheme

Adopted:  July 2017 (reviewed July 2019) 

The Allocations Scheme sets out the way in which Daventry District Council assesses applications for affordable housing and prioritises them on a Housing Register.  Applicants that are eligible and have been accepted on to the register can then express an interest for properties that suit their needs and requirements by placing a 'bid' on properties, this is done through Daventry District Councils, Choice Based Lettings Scheme called Daventry HomeChoice.


The Council may from time to time consider the use of a Local Lettings Arrangement (LLA). 

An LLA provides an open and transparent framework, setting out any variations to the Allocations Scheme so that local needs and circumstances are taken into consideration where appropriate. 

Current local lettings plans are made available to view below. 


There are no current Local Lettings Arrangements.

Affordable Housing

Affordable housing includes 'social rented' or 'affordable rented' housing as well as 'low cost home ownership.   This sections gives further details on affordable housing.

Homelessness Prevention Scheme

Adopted: 6th December 2018

A Scheme that supports Daventry District Council’s proactive and flexible approach to prevent and relieve homelessness. Allowing the Council to offer financial assistance to those that are homeless or threatened with homelessness (subject to eligibility criteria).


Housing Supplementary Planning Document

Adopted: July 2017    
Consultation:  1st June 2017- 29th June 2017

The Housing SPD provides policy guidance on the provision of the housing within the district.  It adds detail to the Saved Policies and West Northants Joint Core Strategy Policies.  It will be used to inform The Council's approach to the determination of planning applications for housing within Daventry District. This document replaces the Affordable Housing SPD.


Homelessness Strategy

This strategy is now contained within the Strategic Housing Plan.  Please see section below.


Housing Needs Surveys

Adopted:  Various
Consultation:  Various

Housing needs surveys enable the Council to understand the housing needs and aspirations of residents living in the district.

Reports for all parishes already surveyed can be found within this section


Strategic Housing Plan 2014-2019

Adopted:  February 2014
Consultation:  25th November 2013 - 10th January 2014

Strategic Housing Plan brings together the Housing Strategy, Homelessness Strategy and Empty Homes Strategy into one comprehensive document.

The Plan was consulted on for seven weeks between November 2013 and January 2014 


Tenancy Strategy

Adopted:  December 2012 
Amended:  March 2019

The Tenancy Strategy sets out broad objectives for Registered Providers to take regard of when formulating their own policies on affordable housing. 


Provision of Housing Assistance Policy

Adopted: February 2012 (amended February 2019)

Consultation: 3rd December 2018 - 6th January 2019. Consultation Summary

This policy provides detail of financial assistance, in the form of grants and loans, that is administered by the Council through Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) and Home Repair Assistance (HRA).


Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA)

The Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment quantifies the accommodation and housing related support needs of Gypsies and Travellers (including Travelling Showpeople) in West Northamptonshire.

The Study was undertaken by The West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit. 


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