Nine new affordable home in Botesdale for local residents » Babergh Mid Suffolk

Posted by Communications on 1 February 2022 | Comments

Nine affordable homes will open their doors to new households this month, following the completion of a new development in Botesdale.

Mid Suffolk District Council has received the keys to nine affordable homes, part of 40 properties on the Abbots Way development by Burgess Home – made up of two and three-bedroom homes and one bed apartments, the development offers a mix of affordable, freehold shared equity and market sale homes.

The nine affordable rent properties will see one three-bedroom house, three two-bedroom houses and one 2-bedroom bungalows and four one-bedroom flats, allocated to lower income households who have a local connection to the district.

The properties also support the councils’ commitment to combating climate change, with air source heat pumps installed as the primary heating source in the two and three bed houses and electric heating system in the apartments, making them more energy efficient and reducing carbon emissions. 

The affordable rent homes were secured through a S106 agreement between the developer and the council. They are just part of Mid Suffolk’s current investment in social and affordable rent housing across the district, with an additional 68 new build social and affordable rent homes in the pipeline for this year. These include

  • Former Middle School, Needham Market – 13 affordable rent, 20 shared ownership and 8 social rent homes
  • Eves Meadows, Haughley – 17 affordable rent and 5 shared ownership homes
  • Green Road, Woolpit – 5 affordable rent homes

Cllr Lavinia Hadingham, Mid Suffolk District Council cabinet member for housing  said: 

“We are committed to everyone in the district having somewhere affordable that they can call home. It’s wonderful to see these affordable homes being delivered alongside the development of market homes

“This is a great example of the investment we are making to ensure we have the right type of housing in the right place to meet the differing needs of people across our communities whilst also delivering against our sustainability ambitions. This development is not just about bricks and mortar- it is about people’s homes and their long-term sustainable future.”

Simon Burgess, Burgess Homes Ltd managing director  said:

“We are delighted to have worked with Mid Suffolk on our Botesdale development to provide both rental and discounted freehold homes which have been built to the same standards and quality as the neighbouring open market housing.”  

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