New homes delivered at Chambers Green in Needham Market

Lavinia Hadingham, Mid Suffolk District Council’s cabinet member for housing, was joined by Mid Suffolk District Council colleagues, Needham Town Mayor Josephine Lea and representatives from Mid Suffolk Growth Ltd, Needham Town Council, Cocksedge and Mid Suffolk District Council project teams to receive keys to the eight new affordable homes on Chambers Green, in Needham Market. Photo: Mid Suffolk District Council.

Eight new homes in Needham Market can now open their doors to families as the Chambers Green development continues to expand

The new houses were handed over last Friday (December 3) on the site of the council’s former offices.

The former Mid Suffolk headquarters site will be transformed into a combination of two and three-bed detached and semi-detached houses, as well as one and two-bed apartments.  This latest stage will take the tally of completed homes on the estate to 10 – with an additional 19 homes due to be completed by Spring 2022.

The development is being delivered by Mid Suffolk Growth – a joint venture between Mid Suffolk District Council and Norse Group set up to deliver housing and promote sustainable growth across the district.

Lavinia Hadingham, Mid Suffolk District Council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “It’s important that everyone in the district should have access to affordable housing and somewhere that they can call home. This development meets a range of needs – in adding to our council housing stock and offering a provision for those wishing to own property. Either way, these properties will be people’s homes, and help to sustain one of our essential market towns.”

The development is part of Mid Suffolk District Council’s Invest in Needham Market programme which aims to deliver projects to support the town and create places with bright and healthy futures that everyone is proud to call home.

Richard Gawthorpe, Director MSDC Growth Ltd, said: “On behalf of the directors of Mid Suffolk Growth, we are delighted to be handing over these beautiful new homes to our client Mid Suffolk District Council. These eight new homes represent the first release of 32 homes on Phase 1 at Chambers Green, in Needham Market.

“We want to thank our design team Hamson Barron Smith and main contractor Cocksedge Building Contractors for designing and delivering these exquisite new homes at Chambers Green and look forward to completing Phase 1 in the Spring and moving on to the larger Phase 2 development at Chambers Green during next year.”

In addition to the new houses at Chambers Green, the Invest in Needham Market programme includes the development of new homes at the former Middle School sites, the delivery of a new library for the town and the creation of a new café and visitor centre at Needham Lake.

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