Modular housing business ilke Homes has secured a site allocated for residential development in Rushden, Northamptonshire, which has the capability to deliver up to 150 affordable homes.

In addition, Nottinghamshire County Council recently chose ilke Homes to deliver up to 140 modular homes on a redundant site in Arnold, Nottingham.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government recently found that there were 1,207 households on housing waiting lists in East Northamptonshire in 2019, a 3% year-on-year increase.


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ilke Homes manufactures homes offsite, so as to enable carbon savings both during construction and once homes are operational; the homes are manufactured to consistently achieve at least a ‘B’ Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating.

The business intends to work closely with East Northamptonshire Council, Rushden Town Council, and the local community in order to secure a planning permission which adheres to principles set out in the adopted Neighbourhood Plan.

The Neighbourhood Plan was prepared by Rushden Town Council in order to put in place a locally derived development framework which sets out visions and policies to manage and focus on growth opportunities within the town.

The Neighbourhood Plan was officially adopted in 2018, covering a plan period up until 2031.

Tom Heathcote, executive director of development at ilke Homes, said: “We now look forward to working with the local authority and the key stakeholders to unlock the site for the delivery of much-needed affordable family housing.

“If granted planning permission, ilke Homes will deliver up to 150 high-quality homes which will be some of the most sustainable in the UK thanks to our modular technology.”

Ann Taylor, director at Savills, said:  “We are delighted to be working with ilke Homes to bring this vacant site forwards to deliver a sustainable housing scheme.

“We look forward to seeing this development unfold through the planning process and then on the ground, changing the landscape over the forthcoming years.”