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New Affordable Housing up for Award

Posted by on 4 May 2018 | Comments

The development of 12 new affordable homes in Lavenham has been shortlisted for the East Anglia Building Excellence Awards 2018.

Commissioned by Babergh District Council, the homes on Meadow Court have been shortlisted in the Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development category thanks to their high-quality design, visual impact on the area and highly sustainable location.

The development, which saw the construction of the first new-build affordable homes in Babergh in almost 30 years, was the result of close working between Lavenham Parish Council and Babergh District Council to supply new housing to meet local need. Designed by Infinity Architects and approved by Babergh’s Planning Committee in July 2015, the new houses were completed in April 2017 and have been home to tenants since 8 May 2017.

The winners of the awards will be announced on the evening of 29 June at King’s College, Cambridge.

Cllr Jan Osborne, Babergh District Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “Our Housing Team work very hard to develop opportunities for new and sustainable affordable housing across Babergh, and this nomination is recognition of just how much work goes into these new homes. In this case there was a lot of work with and support from Lavenham Parish Council and, working with them, we have delivered new homes that not only meet local need, but as this nomination shows, set a regional standard for new housing.”