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Council welcomes tenants to new developments

Posted by Waveney District Council on 20 August 2018 | Comments

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As part of its ambitious housing development programme, Waveney District Council has welcomed tenants into new council housing in Beccles and Bungay.

The newly occupied developments at Clerks Piece in Beccles and Garden Close in Bungay were completed in partnership between the Council, Orwell Housing Association and Wellington Construction Ltd.

The development at Garden Close follows the completion last year of other council homes in the town; at Ecclestone Close, Princes Road and Manor Road – the first new council homes to be built in Bungay since the 1970s. In Beccles, a development of two affordable homes was also recently completed in Banham Road.

Cllr Chris Punt, Waveney’s Cabinet Member for Housing said:

“We are committed to building and delivering new and affordable homes to meet increasing demand and have already completed twenty quality affordable homes over the past two years and we will be completing a further sixty new build homes by the end of March 2019. We are delighted to see tenants enjoying their new homes.”

Further council housing developments are underway in Lowestoft and Southwold and reflect the wider growth agenda for Waveney and east Suffolk.

Working in partnership with Suffolk Coastal District Council, Waveney has developed the first ever joint Housing Strategy for East Suffolk. The strategy sets out the Councils’ ambitions and priorities for housing services up to 2023.