Havebury Housing Partnership opens 25 new homes in Bury St Edmunds

MP Jo Churchill officially opens the new Havebury Housing Partnership homes in Chevington Cllose, Bury St Edmunds. P:icture by Chris Netton, Havebury ANL-160111-123927001

MP Jo Churchill officially opens the new Havebury Housing Partnership homes in Chevington Cllose, Bury St Edmunds. P:icture by Chris Netton, Havebury ANL-160111-123927001

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New homes in Chevington Close, Bury which will help people into housing have been opened by MP Jo Churchill.

Mrs Churchill cut the ribbon at the 25 home scheme by Havebury Housing Partnership on Friday.

The £3.7million scheme has been built using funding from the Homes & Communities Agency and the Adult and Community Services. The HCA provided £900,000 and the ACS £300,000.

Eleven one and two bedroom homes are for affordable rent and there are six one-bedroom Home Ownership properties for long-term disabled residents and a further eight one bedroom homes for people needing assisted living support.

The homes were designed by Ingleton Wood and built by Cocksedge Building Contractors.

They replace derelict buildings which had stood empty for some time on land which was gifted to Havebury by Suffolk County Coucil.

The ceremony included a plaque unveiling and speeches by Karen Mayhew, Havebury chief executive and Julia Wakelam, Mayor of St Edmundsbury Borough Council, as well as Mrs Churchill.

Afterwards there were refreshments at West End Home Guard Club in Abbot Road.