Right to Buy sales since 2012 – Northampton

 

 

 

Mix of the RTB sales
Bedsit 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4 bed 5 bed
3 130 281 298 25 5
0.40% 17.52% 37.87% 40.16% 3.37% 0.67%
Sales 742
2019-20 Q1 30
2018-19 Q4 36 125
2018-19 Q3 30
2018-19 Q2 30
2018-19 Q1 29
2017-18 Q4 29 130
2017-18 Q3 37
2017-18 Q2 31
2017-18 Q1 33
2016-17 Q4 40 125
2016-17 Q3 31
2016-17 Q2 28
2016-17 Q1 26
2015-16 Q4 28 101
2015-16 Q3 35
2015-16 Q2 21
2015-16 Q1 17
2014-15 Q4 21 88
2014-15 Q3 33
2014-15 Q2 22
2014-15 Q1 12
2013-14 Q4 28 87
2013-14 Q3 22
2013-14 Q2 21
2013-14 Q1 16
2012-13 Q4 24 56
2012-13 Q3 15
2012-13 Q2 11
2012-13 Q1 6

 

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Northampton council housing built in the 1930’s

Northampton council housing built in the 1930’s
The town expanded during the 1920s and council housing was built largely to the east, north and south of the town, including Abington, Far Cotton,  Kingsley, Kingsthorpe and Dallington – areas which had been incorporated within the borough’s boundaries in 1901 … the building of council homes continued though the 1930’s … with estates like Spencer
Abington 1930’s council housing
start year end year
BIRCHFIELD ROAD EAST Abington 1933 1935
DANEFIELD ROAD Abington 1933 1935
FIELDWAY Abington 1933 1934
CAMBRIA CRESCENT Abington 1934 1935
MERCIA GARDENS Abington 1934 1934
NORTHUMBRIA GARDENS Abington 1934 1935
WESSEX WAY Abington 1934 1934
WHEATFIELD ROAD Abington 1937 1937
WHEATFIELD ROAD Abington 1937 1937
Dallington 1930’s council housing
start year end year
BARING HOUSE DALLINGTON ROAD Dallington 1935 1935
Duston 1930’s council housing
start year end year
MAIN ROAD Duston 1930 1930
WESTFIELD ROAD DUSTON Duston 1938 1938
Hardingstone 1930’s council housing
start year end year
THE WARREN Hardingstone 1936 1936
Kingsley 1930’s council housing
start year end year
FAIRFIELD ROAD Kingsley 1931 1931
MALCOLM ROAD Kingsley 1931 1932
RAEBURN ROAD Kingsley 1931 1932
WALLACE GARDENS Kingsley 1931 1931
WALLACE ROAD Kingsley 1931 1931
WALLACE TERRACE Kingsley 1931 1931
HAZELDENE ROAD Kingsley 1932 1932
KENMUIR AVENUE Kingsley 1932 1933
KENMUIR CRESCENT Kingsley 1932 1933
ROTHESAY ROAD Kingsley 1932 1932
ROTHESAY TERRACE Kingsley 1932 1932
MALCOLM TERRACE Kingsley 1933 1933
Kingsthorpe 1930’s council housing
start year end year
KINGSLAND AVENUE Kingsthorpe 1930 1935
LANGDALE ROAD Kingsthorpe 1930 1930
QUEENSLAND GARDENS Kingsthorpe 1930 1931
ROSEDALE ROAD Kingsthorpe 1930 1931
ST DAVIDS ROAD Kingsthorpe 1930 1930
KINGSLAND GARDENS Kingsthorpe 1931 1931
NURSERY LANE Kingsthorpe 1931 1936
DORSET ROAD Kingsthorpe 1934 1935
MORRIS ROAD Kingsthorpe 1934 1934
WINDYRIDGE Kingsthorpe 1934 1934
CRANFORD ROAD Kingsthorpe 1935 1936
DORSET GARDENS Kingsthorpe 1935 1935
EASTERN AVENUE Kingsthorpe 1935 1939
WEST RIDGE Kingsthorpe 1935 1935
CRANFORD HOUSE KINGSLAND AVE Kingsthorpe 1936 1936
HASTINGS ROAD Kingsthorpe 1936 1937
YELVERTOFT ROAD Kingsthorpe 1936 1936
BARNWELL ROAD Kingsthorpe 1939 1939
WAKEFIELD ROAD Kingsthorpe 1939 1939
WHISTON ROAD Kingsthorpe 1939 1939
Spencer 1930’s council housing
start year end year
GLADSTONE ROAD Spencer 1934 1939
COUNTESS ROAD Spencer 1937 1938
MONMOUTH ROAD Spencer 1937 1937
NEWPORT ROAD Spencer 1937 1937
TINTERN AVENUE Spencer 1937 1939
ABERDARE ROAD Spencer 1938 1939
BRECON STREET Spencer 1938 1938
CAMROSE ROAD Spencer 1938 1938
PEMBROKE CRESCENT Spencer 1938 1938
PEMBROKE ROAD Spencer 1938 1938
STREATFEILD ROAD Spencer 1938 1939
SWANSEA CRESCENT Spencer 1938 1938
MERTHYR ROAD Spencer 1939 1939
PENARTH ROAD Spencer 1939 1939
TENBY ROAD Spencer 1939 1939
Spring Boroughs 1930’s council housing
start year end year
COMPTON HOUSE LOWER BATH ST. Spring Boroughs 1936 1936
CRISPIN HOUSE LOWER BATH ST. Spring Boroughs 1936 1936
GRAFTON HOUSE SCARLETWELL ST Spring Boroughs 1936 1936
PRIORY HOUSE LOWER CROSS ST Spring Boroughs 1936 1936
DODDRIDGE HOUSE Spring Boroughs 1938 1938
ST PETERS HOUSE CASTLE STREET Spring Boroughs 1938 1938
Wootton 1930’s council housing
start year end year
NEW ROAD Wooton 1938 1938
WATER LANE Wooton 1938 1938
HIGH STREET WOOTTON Wooton 1939 1939

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Northampton council housing estates of the 1920’s

Northampton Council Housing by Norman Adams – March 2019
The town expanded during the 1920s and council housing was built largely to the east, north and south of the town, including Abington, Far Cotton,  Kingsley, Kingsthorpe and Dallington – areas which had been incorporated within the borough’s boundaries in 1901
Housing started in 1921 start year end year
BRITON ROAD Abington   1921 1926
WHEATFIELD ROAD Abington   1921 1927
WHEATFIELD GARDENS Abington   1921 1922
NORMAN ROAD Abington   1921 1926
SAXON STREET Abington   1921 1922
LONDON ROAD Far Cotton   1921 1921
TOWCESTER ROAD Far Cotton   1921 1921
PLEYDELL ROAD Far Cotton   1921 1925
QUEEN ELEANOR ROAD Far Cotton   1921 1923
QUEEN ELEANOR TERRACE Far Cotton   1921 1922
PILGRIMS PLACE Far Cotton   1921 1922
DRYDEN ROAD Dallington   1921 1922
SULGRAVE ROAD Dallington   1921 1922
WARREN ROAD Dallington   1921 1922
HEATHVILLE Kings Heath   1921 1921
Housing started in 1922 start year end year
BIRCHFIELD ROAD EAST Abington   1922 1923
BROADWAY EAST Abington   1922 1926
LINDSAY AVENUE Abington   1922 1927
         
LEWIS ROAD Dallington   1922 1925
DALLINGTON ROAD Dallington   1922 1925
Housing started in 1923 start year end year
BOUGHTON GREEN ROAD Kingsthorpe   1923 1923
         
BRITON GARDENS Abington   1923 1923
WHEATFIELD TERRACE Abington   1923 1926
BROADWAY EAST Abington   1923 1926
         
HEREWARD ROAD Far Cotton   1923 1923
FAWSLEY ROAD Far Cotton   1923 1924
BLENHEIM ROAD Far Cotton   1923 1924
FOREST ROAD Far Cotton   1923 1925
STEVENSON STREET Far Cotton   1923 1925
Housing started in 1924 start year end year
ARTHUR STREET Kingsthorpe Hollow   1924 1927
BUNTING ROAD Kingsthorpe Hollow   1924 1924
BALFOUR ROAD Kingsthorpe Hollow   1924 1927
RUSKIN ROAD Kingsthorpe Hollow   1924 1926
         
MERCIA GARDENS Abington   1924 1924
         
HIGH STREET WESTON FAVELL Weston Favell   1924 1924
         
CHURCH LANE Little Billing   1924 1924
         
BERRY LANE Wotton   1924 1924
         
ST LEONARDS ROAD Far Cotton   1924 1924
SALCEY STREET Far Cotton   1924 1925
Housing started in 1925 start year end year
CRANFORD ROAD Kingsthorpe   1925 1926
         
PARK AVENUE NORTH Abington   1925 1925
BEECH AVENUE Abington   1925 1926
         
ROCKINGHAM ROAD Far Cotton   1925 1926
EASTFIELD ROAD FAR COTTON Far Cotton   1925 1925
Housing started in 1926 start year end year
BEECHCROFT GARDENS Abington   1926 1926
ASHCROFT GARDENS Abington   1926 1926
CHESTNUT TERRACE Abington   1926 1926
ADDISON ROAD Abington   1926 1927
NORTHWOOD ROAD Abington   1926 1927
DANEFIELD ROAD Abington   1926 1927
DANEWOOD GARDENS Abington   1926 1926
         
THORPE ROAD Far Cotton   1926 1926
Housing started in 1927 start year end year
KINGSLEY ROAD Kingsley   1927 1927
MILTON STREET NORTH Kingsley   1927 1927
RANDALL ROAD Kingsley   1927 1928
CARLTON GARDENS Kingsley   1927 1927
ROMANY ROAD Kingsley   1927 1928
RYLAND ROAD Kingsley   1927 1927
CARLTON ROAD Kingsley   1927 1927
BROOKFIELD ROAD Kingsley   1927 1928
         
LINDSAY TERRACE Abington   1927 1927
         
WEEDON ROAD St James   1927 1928
ROSEBERY AVENUE St James   1927 1929
WESTFIELD ROAD ST JAMES St James   1927 1928
Housing started in 1928 start year end year
ST ANDREWS ROAD Kingsthorpe Hollow   1928 1929
NORFOLK TERRACE Kingsthorpe Hollow   1928 1928
         
WAVERLEY ROAD Kingsley   1928 1928
         
NURSERY LANE Kingsthorpe   1928 1929
ST DAVIDS ROAD Kingsthorpe   1928 1929
LANGDALE ROAD Kingsthorpe   1928 1929
         
BRITON TERRACE Abington   1928 1928
         
STIRLING STREET St James   1928 1928
FRANKLIN STREET St James   1928 1928
         
BARING ROAD Dallington   1928 1928
Housing started in 1929 start year end year
CAMBRIDGE STREET Kingsthorpe Hollow   1929 1929
SEMILONG ROAD Kingsthorpe Hollow   1929 1929
         
KETTERING ROAD Kingsley   1929 1929
FAIRFIELD ROAD Kingsley   1929 1929
RAEBURN ROAD Kingsley   1929 1929
         
KINGSLAND AVENUE Kingsthorpe   1929 1929
ROSEDALE ROAD Kingsthorpe   1929 1929

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National housing activist to be remembered in Northampton

Alan Walter, political activist, born 8 October 1957; died 7 March 2009

Northampton Defend Council Housing will be showing remembrance to ALAN Walter who was central to Defend Council Housing’s work; he will be remembered in Spring Boroughs, Northampton

Norman Adams of Northampton Defend Council housing said today “We are thinking out of the box, and we will be doing something that we feel sure Alan would have approved of” sometime in March

Time/Place and action still to be finalised

 

Norman Adams – How I remember Alan Walter… he managed to combine being a straightforward, ordinary bloke with being an inspirational force… a master of the arts of the agitator and brilliant organiser.

Alan Walter, political activist, born 8 October 1957; died 7 March 2009

Alan Walter, who died aged 51 after a heart attack, was a master of the arts of the agitator and organiser. He was involved in grassroots politics throughout his life, but it was in the area of council housing that he had his greatest successes

He was a Camden council tenant who believed that good, affordable council housing was the best way of improving the lot of the people – education and health care would be meaningless without it.

I always found Alan’s arguments made sense and often gave meetings a purpose and direction that no one else could. He cut through the crap, his knowledge and commitment was central to Defend Council Housing’s work, and to drawing in the support of the labour and trades union movement for this vital issue.

RIP mate

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Council Rents

Norman Adams … Northampton Council Rents from 2015

The Government published its policy on rents for local authority owned social housing from April 2015 onwards. The guidance confirmed the intention to proceed with its policy of ending rent convergence in April 2015, and that CPI plus 1% would form the basis of rent increases for the next ten years.

The certainty of the 10 year settlement was short-lived; on 8 July 2015 (Summer Budget 2015) the Chancellor announced that rents in social housing would be reduced by 1% a year for four years resulting in a 12% reduction in average rents by 2020-21.

This policy change was unexpected and was greeted with some dismay by Northampton Partnership Homes who had to model the impact on their business plans.

Now we know that increases to social housing rents will be limited to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus 1% for 5 years from April 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adams notes: that CPI+1% is the maximum increase but landlords (in our case the council) will have discretion to apply a smaller (or indeed no) increase based on local circumstances.

BUT as this brief history shows government policy can change very fast and leave business plans in danger if not in tatters

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What would it take to shut him up?

What would it take to shut him up?

Northampton Partnership homes can and have managed to demolish and redevelop and let at “Social Rents” it was achieved for the new properties at Little Cross Street

More than one person as asked what it would take to shut me up over this proposed development at Castle Street, Spring Boroughs, Northampton

Simples, someone with the authority to send an email like the one sent below…

 

I know this is an issue for you so I thought you would appreciate the heads up that we are letting the new properties at Little Cross Street on “Social Rents”

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What you need is Social housing NOT social cleansing

Social housing NOT social cleansing

Norman Adams has been talking to tenants in Spring Boroughs again… He said “I recall standing here when Alan Moore said what you need is Social housing NOT social cleansing” I agreed with Alan at the time… We need to nail down if this proposed development will exclude any of the tenants from returning because of rent costs”.

Adams continued … we need to nail down what rent regime the new development will be … many of the tenants don’t have the deep pockets that the so called ‘Affordable’ rent model would require

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