Homes for locals open doors in rural village

Daisy Cox (centre) with her new neighbours at the scheme for local people in Collyweston NNL-141007-131307001
Daisy Cox (centre) with her new neighbours at the scheme for local people in Collyweston NNL-141007-131307001

Six rural homes have been built to help people find an affordable place to live in their own village.

The Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association has completed six homes in Collyweston and local people will be given the first chance of living in them.

One of the first residents is Daisy Cox who was living with her parents in the village.

She has moved into one of the two-bedroom homes in the village with her partner Matthew.

She said: “We really wanted to be in Collyweston as it’s close to our families and easy for us both to get to work but the minimum rent in the village is over £900 a month and we just couldn’t afford it.

“We’ve been really lucky to find such a great new home in our village. I’m really pleased we can afford to stay here and hope we will be here for many years.”