Housing Need in Daventry District
The affordable housing requirement for the period for the period up to 2029 is set out in the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy
WNJCS (2014). Further details on how the policies set out in the WNJCS are implemented are set out in the Council’s Housing Supplementary
Planning Document (SPD).
The Council has, in recent years, undertaken Housing Needs Surveys at the parish level for the whole of the District in a rolling programme. It now
focuses on those parishes where there is known development activity or where the evidence would help to support neighbourhood planning. Some
of the surveys undertaken in the rolling programme are now more than three years old and would not be considered current for planning purposes. However they are still held on the website as they provide a starting point for understanding housing need – they would need updating if they are to
be used for a planning application or plan making. Recent surveys capture information on housing need of all types, not just affordable housing
Find out more about Housing Needs Surveys and view a list of the existing reports
Anyone considering development, whether an entirely affordable scheme, or a market led scheme is encouraged to talk to the Affordable Housing
Officer at the earliest opportunity. They will be happy to provide advice and where appropriate an early start on undertaking a needs survey can
Contact the Affordable Housing Officer on 01327 302535.
Housing development including an element of Affordable Housing
If you are thinking of developing a housing site within the Daventry District of five homes or more (15 or more in the Northampton Related
Development Area-NRDA), you are encouraged to contact the Affordable Housing Officer prior to submitting a planning application to discuss the affordable housing requirements.
Please contact the Affordable Housing Officer on 01327 302535.
The full details of our requirements can be found in the Housing Supplementary Planning Document 2017 and the West Northamptonshire Joint
Rural exception sites
An exception site is a site outside the village development boundary which would never normally get planning consent but may be considered
where it provides affordable homes for local people. The number of dwellings on an exception site is dependent on the housing need and size of
the village. Find out more on our Rural Exception Site page
Affordable Housing Policies and Strategies
You can find out more about the Council's affordable housing strategy by downloading our Housing Supplementary Planning Document 2017 and our
Affordable Housing Communication and Marketing Strategy