Affordable homes on the rise in West Suffolk

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The number of affordable homes built in West Suffolk has hit a three year high following the completion of a development in Kedington.

The development in St Peters Close was built by Bloor Homes and means 200 affordable homes have been built in the financial year. This compares with 145 in 2014/15 and 119 in 2013/14.

As part of the planning approval, a section 106 agreement - money to offset the impact of a development - was made to include 14 affordable homes for people with a connection to the village.

Cllr Sara Mildmay-White, West Suffolk lead member for Housing said, “Having access to a suitable home is important for the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

“Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury councils have made homes for our communities a top priority and I am delighted with the steady progress being made. There is no simple solution or quick fix to achieving this.

“Every opportunity has to be seized and we are lucky in working with equally committed partners.”

The affordable homes have been purchased by Flagship Housing Group who will also manage them.