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Woman has Upton home repossessed after admitting antisocial behaviour

Regular visitor Prince Charles personally helped design the homes in Upton and has followed their progress

Regular visitor Prince Charles personally helped design the homes in Upton and has followed their progress

A woman has had her home repossessed after being found guilty of causing antisocial behaviour on a Northampton housing estate which was designed with personal input from Prince Charles.

Kelly-Marie Haynes, of Barring Street, Upton, faced 46 allegations of anti-social behaviour.

These included drug abuse, noise nuisance, homophobic abuse towards residents and allowing her dogs to run loose on the estate.

Her landlords, the housing association Guinness South, were awarded outright possession of her three-bedroom home last month, with the judge at Northampton County Court saying Miss Haynes had shown no regard to the way of life of anyone living on the estate.

Justin King, the head of operations for Guinness South, said: “Miss Haynes has been causing anti-social behaviour for a number of years and, despite being given the opportunity to prove herself and put things right, has committed serious breaches of her tenancy.

“We’re pleased with the outcome from court as it demonstrates our commitment to our residents to feel safe and secure in their homes and neighbourhoods. We will now be able to allocate this home to a family who really need it and who will respect the terms of their tenancy.”

The Upton development on the western edge of Northampton was developed with personal input from Prince Charles.

In 2012, South Northamptonshire MP, Andrea Leadsom, raised serious concerns about the level of antisocial behaviour in the village.

Mr King said any such problems were being tackled by the housing association, which has more than 30 properties in Upton.
He said: “A small minority of residents will indulge in anti-social behaviour and cause distress to their neighbours.

“We want our residents to feel safe and happy in their homes.

“We would urge residents who are experiencing antisocial behaviour to call us on 03000 111321.

“We will support and advise them and work with local authorities, the police and other agencies to seek solutions and deal with those causing the problems.”

 
 
 

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