With a shortage of affordable housing, East Suffolk Council has embraced house building to help meet demand and reduce the current shortage in affordable accommodation. Where possible, we are creating new homes in areas identified as having the most severe housing need.
The council has a 3-year rolling development programme which seeks to achieve 50+ new homes each year to help overcome the serious shortage of both general needs and specialist housing in our area.
|Albany Road, Lowestoft - New build of 18 flats|
|The scheme involved the development of a council owned former car park to the close to Lowestoft’s historic High Street. The site was significantly underused and the scheme delivered 18 much needed affordable units comprising 12 one bedroom and 6 two bedroom flats. The scheme was finished to a high standard and all units were let almost straight away.|
|Hotson Road, Southwold - New build of 20 units|
|This scheme involved the purchase of a former builders yard in a sought after location, close to the centre of Southwold. The scheme delivered a further 20 affordable units to the district. The units comprised 4 three bedroom houses, 6 two bedroom houses, 2 two bedroom flats and 8 one bedroom flats. The scheme was finished to a high standard and all units were let almost straight away.|
|Joyce Road, Bungay - New build of 3 units|
|The scheme involved the demolition of an existing HRA owned garage site and development of 3 two bedroom affordable houses.|
|560 London Road South, Lowestoft - Refurbishment of a non-compliant HMO|
|The scheme involved the acquisition and complete upgrade and refurbishment works of Victorian building in South Lowestoft that had previously been operating as a non-compliant HMO in a bad state of repair. Upon completion of the works, the scheme provided a fully compliant HMO and providing 6 units.|