A welcome home scheme

Home sweet home ... Families in Nayland prepare to move into their affordable homes.
Home sweet home ... Families in Nayland prepare to move into their affordable homes.

AN affordable housing scheme allowing people with a connection to Nayland to stay in the village has been officially opened.

The four two-bedroom homes and one three-bedroom home in Wiston Road, cost £665,000 and were built after a local housing need was identified.

On Friday, councillors from Babergh District Council – the authority behind the scheme – joined families and residents who will be renting the homes.

Sue Wigglesworth, chairman of Babergh’s housing panel, said: “Babergh is delighted with this development and all of the partners involved in the scheme are very proud.

“It is a sensitively-designed development which has blended in well with its location and provided much-needed homes for people.”

Peter Lakey, chairman of Flagship Housing Association, which also supported the development, said: “It’s lovely to see people being able to stay close to their families.

“We are delighted with the success of this development and for the opportunity to play a key role in the sustainable future of the Nayland community.”

Babergh District Council has a target to deliver 100 new affordable homes each year.