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Housing Strategy

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

The Council has now adopted the Housing Allocations Scheme 2017, which can be found here.    

The Allocations Scheme sets out the way in which Daventry District Council assesses applications for affordable housing and prioritises them on the Housing Register.  Successful applicants can then place 'bids' on properties they are eligible for via the Council's Choice Based Lettings Scheme -Homechoice@daventry.


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 which may be required to take into account local needs and circumstances. 

Current local lettings plans can be viewed by clicking on the individual links below.


Walgrave - Poachers Close

Implemented: 12th December 2014

Review:           12th December 2017


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.


Affordable Housing Communication and Marketing Strategy

Adopted:  December 2007     Revised:  December 2010

The Affordable Housing Communication and Marketing Strategy sets out how Daventry District Council aim to promote and market affordable housing.  It also sets out how DDC intends to work with its partners to achieve these goals.


Housing Supplementary Planning Document

Adopted: July 2016    
Consultation:  30th November 2015  - 22nd January 2016

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.


Housing SPD Statement of Consultation

Housing SPD Statement of Adoption    

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
Consultation:  6th July 2012 - 17th August 2012

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


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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 Pitsford Housing Needs Survey


Consultation will take place between 19th June until 16th July 2017.

Daventry District Council are carrying out an important study of the housing needs and requirements of those who have a close connection to Pitsford through residency, work or close family.

The survey should be completed by a lead household member.

Please click here to complete the survey.


Please note: You will need your reference number from the letter that has been sent out to your property in order to fill this survey out.

Focused Consultation on Housing Allocations Scheme & Housing SPD.


Daventry District Council is currently carrying out a focused consultation on the both its Housing Allocations Scheme and Housing Supplementary Planning document. 

The consultation proposes a single policy approach to be adopted for nominating to housing across the Northamptonshire Related Development Area irrespective of which local authority area the home is located in.

Consultation will take place between 1st June 2017 until 4:30pm 29th June 2017.

The consultation documents can be found following this link:

Housing SPD NRDA Proposed Changes

Housing Allocations Scheme NRDA Proposed Changes          


Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA)


 This has now been published. To read the report click here.