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Homes bring family closer


By John Lavery


Four generations of the same family are welcomed to a new affordable housing development in Yaxley
Four generations of the same family are welcomed to a new affordable housing development in Yaxley

Four generations of one family have been brought together thanks to a new affordable housing development in Yarwell.

Four-year-old Isabella Lovett and her 78-year-old great grandma, Jean Perry, along with other members of their extended family, joined Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association for a celebration tea party.

The party was held to help mark Rural Housing Week 2018 and also the completion of NRHA’s latest development of affordable homes.

Kayley and David Lovett applied for a home on the development to be nearer Kayley’s mum and dad. And so did her grandma!

Kayley explained: “We were living in a neighbouring village with our two children, Corey, aged eight, and Isabella, aged four. We had got to the stage where we really needed a bigger house and we also wanted to be closer to my parents as I have just started a nursing degree and we need their support with childcare.”

Kayley’s parents, David and Caroline White, were already living in Dovecote Close, Yarwell, so when NRHA began work on a development of affordable housing along the same road, it seemed the ideal opportunity for the family to move closer together.

Not only did they move into a new home, near David and Caroline, Kayley’s grandma Jean has bought a bungalow on the development, moving up from Portsmouth.

All the properties were offered to people with a local connection to the village such as through family or work
ties.



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