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Home > News > Babergh residents urged to register housing need

Babergh residents urged to register housing need

Posted by on 27 April 2018 | Comments

Babergh residents with a link to Great Waldingfield are being urged to register their housing need as new affordable homes are given the green light.

After Babergh District Council’s Planning Committee voted to approve a development off Bantocks Road in Great Waldingfield, including 11 affordable homes, Babergh’s Cabinet Member for Communities is urging those with a connection to the village to register their need with Gateway For Homechoice.

Outline Planning permission was granted for 32 new properties, including 11 affordable homes, on land off Bantocks Road, Great Waldingfield at Babergh District Council’s Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 18 April. The applicants, Landex Limited, the parish council and the local Waldingfield District Councillor, Cllr Margaret Maybury, are keen to see these new homes go to people with a local connection.

Cllr Margaret Maybury, Babergh District Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “I have nothing but praise for the planning committee that met last Wednesday, they listened, they debated and gave their approval for the outline planning permission. However, I am concerned that all too often people raised in rural communities find it difficult to compete for local homes. Therefore, I am encouraging people from the village of Great Waldingfield and immediate area to register with the Council their need for housing – this will provide evidence of local need.”

Anyone who wishes to register their housing need in Babergh can do so online.

Babergh District Council will help them to find supported housing, including affordable homes, shared ownership homes and council houses.