Hastoe officially opens a new affordable housing development in Hintlesham

19/09/2014
Hastoe has officially opened a new affordable housing development of 8 houses and 2 flats for local people in Hintlesham, Suffolk.

HintleshamThe development comprises two 1-bedroom flats, one 1-bedroom bungalow, one 2-bedroom bungalow, two 2-bedroom houses and two 3-bedroom houses for rent and two 2-bedroom houses for shared ownership.

The development was supported by Hintlesham & Chattisham Parish Council and Babergh District Council and followed a Housing Needs Survey which was carried out by Suffolk ACRE. The rural exception site was built by Marfleet Construction, on land formally owned by the Bostock Family.

With the support of the Homes and Communities Agency the homes were completed in May 2014.

Parish Council Chairman, Stephanie Coupland, said: “I was delighted to be at the official opening of the affordable housing development, St Nicholas Close.  It has been a long and complicated and yes, sometimes a difficult journey, but I think all the effort and hard work has been worth it when we see the wonderful new homes.

“I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new tenants’ and homeowners to our village of Hintlesham. 2014 is a year for remembering our past history, but I would like to think that in the future it could become the year when we can celebrate the addition of these wonderful new homes to our village, and help keep together our close Suffolk community in a rapidly changing world.”

Tim Yeo, MP, who officially opened the scheme, said: “This is a good way to deliver affordable housing in villages, when the support has come from the Parish council and the local community to ensure homes are given to local people.”

Kevin Hartnett, Business Development Director at Hastoe, said: “We are delighted to have completed these homes for the local people in Hintlesham. In areas such as this, private rents and home ownership can often be out of reach for some families and overall provision is scarce. At Hastoe, we deliver homes that people can afford, we invest in people and communities and we are in it for the long term.”

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