Dr Dan Poulter MP officially opens new affordable homes in Framlingham, Suffolk

27/08/2010

4 August 2010

On Tuesday 3 August at 11.30 am, Dr Dan Poulter MP officially cut the ribbon to open twelve new affordable homes for local people at Norton Way, Framlingham.

The event, hosted by Hastoe, was a chance for project partners and the local community to celebrate the success of the scheme. Built on a rural exception site and completed in July, the project provides eight affordable homes to rent and four homes to purchase on a shared ownership basis.

The development has been built in a sympathetic style to the local architecture found on neighbouring King`s Avenue, close to the Thomas Mills High School.

The scheme was completed in partnership with Framlingham Town Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council, who gifted the piece of land for the access road. According to the Town Council's suggestion the scheme is called 'Norton Way'. This is in memory of Dr Stephen Norton, who was a GP in Framlingham for many years.

Isobel Wright, Development Officer at Hastoe said: “Local people are at the heart of this community and some of them have had great difficulty securing a home. At last, they have an opportunity to rent or part-buy an affordable home, stay in the town and continue to be part of the community.”

Hastoe’s regional development team is based in Little Chesterford, nr Saffron Walden and along with colleagues in the South and West, were a shortlisted finalist for the CIH Inside Housing Development Team of the Year 2009.

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For more information please contact: Rebecca Beaumont on 0208 973 0437 or rbeaumont@hastoe.com

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