As part of its housing development programme, Waveney District Council has welcomed tenants into new council housing in Bungay.
The newly occupied development at Ecclestone Terrace was completed in partnership between the Council, E2 Consortium (comprising a number of housing associations including Orwell Housing) and Wellington Construction Ltd and was supported with funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
This development follows the recent completion of other council homes in the town; at Garden Close, Princes Road and Manor Road – the first new council homes to be built in Bungay since the 1970s.
Cllr Chris Punt, Waveney’s Cabinet Member for Housing said:
“Our ambitious council housing development programme aims to see 150 quality affordable homes built each year over the next five years. By developing council-owned land such as this site we can increase the amount of affordable housing and complement those in development elsewhere.”
Wendy Evans-Hendrick, Director of Development and Property Services at Orwell Housing, development partners for Waveney District Council said:
“We are pleased that another quality housing development has welcomed new tenants and we look forward to working with the Council on its development programme providing much needed affordable new homes throughout the district.”
Further council housing developments are planned in Lowestoft, Southwold and Beccles and reflect the wider growth agenda for Waveney and east Suffolk.
Working in partnership with Suffolk Coastal District Council, Waveney has recently published the first ever joint Housing Strategy for East Suffolk. The strategy sets out the councils’ ambitions and priorities for housing services from 2017 to 2023.
Residents, businesses and stakeholders are welcome to comment on the document and any feedback should be emailed to email@example.com no later than Friday 29 September.
The full strategy can be found at www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/housing2023.