Have your say on bid to bring cheap housing to Boxford

A two-year plan to provide more affordable homes in Boxford is edging closer.

Villagers are being invited to attend a public information event at Boxford Primary School on Friday, June 7, between 3.30pm and 7pm to hear about the proposed new housing.

Planning permission has not yet been sought, but plans have been drawn up for the scheme which will include a small number of properties for sale and to rent.

The exhibition will show how the 25 new homes, off Sand Hill, will look. The scheme’s architect and members of Iceni Homes and Suffolk Housing Society will be present to answer any questions.

Michael Norman, vice-chairman of the parish council, said the homes were much-needed as a survey had highlighted more than 30 people who wanted to apply for affordable housing in the village.

“We did the survey some time ago and there was definitely a demand,” he said. “If it does go ahead, it will be the fourth affordable homes scheme to be built in the village and there is obviously a need.”

Potential applicants would need to have a connection to Boxford by either living, working or having parents in the village.

Anyone interested in the project is advised to register on the district council’s Gateway to Homechoice system at www.gatewaytohomechoice.org.uk.