To mark the start of Rural Housing Week, members of the public are being invited to view and comment on the proposals for new homes at the site of the former Angel Court Care Home in Hadleigh.
The proposals, which include constructing 21 affordable homes on the former care home site, will be displayed next week. The public display and consultation is hosted by Babergh District Council, along with Ingleton Wood and Iceni Homes.
Anyone interested in the proposals is welcome to drop by any time from 3pm to 7pm on Wednesday 11 July at The Guildhall, Hadleigh IP7 5DN. Staff from Babergh, Ingleton Wood and Iceni will be on hand to discuss the proposals and invite feedback from attendees. The plans being exhibited are also available online.
Cllr Jan Osborne, Babergh District Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “Sitting right in the heart of Hadleigh, the former Care Home site gives us a chance to deliver the housing the town needs, with easy access to the town centre. These proposals could provide housing for decades to come and we want to make sure everyone in Hadleigh has a chance to comment. Housing is a major issue for both market towns and villages across the country and this Rural Housing Week we are proud to be on track to deliver 210 new homes in Babergh over the next three years. These proposals are part of that larger picture, of providing the housing our district needs in the places it is needed.”
Rural Housing week is a national, annual celebration that aims to highlight rural housing issues and showcase innovative solutions for tackling them and runs from 2 July this year. It’s an excellent opportunity to shine a spotlight on successful developments that offer a lifeline to local people in our market towns and villages, and to explain how housing is vital for the survival of rural communities and services.