First council homes for 20 years opened in Northampton

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New tenants and council officials at the opening of the new homes
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Council officers joined the new tenants at the opening

Eight families are moving into the first council homes built in Northampton for more than 20 years.

The homes, in Woodside Way, King's Heath, were built by Frank Haslam Milan for Northampton Borough Council.

The £1.7m scheme has been funded by the Homes and Community Agency (HCA) and the council.

The first tenants attended a special handover ceremony held by the council. The houses were built to alleviate a shortage of affordable homes.

Sally Beardsworth, portfolio holder for housing on the Liberal Democrat-controlled council officially opened the houses and said: "These new family homes are a much-needed addition to the housing options in the area.

"The new homes mark an historic day and I'm sure the families moving in here will be very happy with their new homes."

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