Aldeburgh: Ribbon cutting ceremony marks unveiling of five new affordable homes in Kemps Close

Guests and members of the community gathered to mark the officially unveiling of five new affordable

Guests and members of the community gathered to mark the officially unveiling of five new affordable homes in Kemps Close, Aldeburgh. - Credit: Contributed

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place to celebrate the completion of five new homes.

Developed by affordable housing provider Flagship, the properties in Kemps Close, Aldeburgh, have been built to help the long term needs of the community.

Guests at the official unveiling included Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey and district council chairman Peter Bellfield,

The £600,000 scheme was funded by the sale of Elizabeth Court and has been built on a former garage site.

It comprises four two-bedroom houses and one three-bedroom house.

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The properties are a result of partnership working between Flagship, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Aldeburgh Town Council and Suffolk ACRE

New resident Sadie Slater and her family are thrilled with their new home.

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She said: “It’s so nice to be close to family and friends and to be near to the primary school and other amenities.

“Before we moved in, I was living off my savings just to pay the rent, so to finally put down roots is icing on the cake.”

Mr Bellfield said similar affordable schemes must be replicated throughout the district to deliver long term housing solutions.

Flagship chairman Peter Lakey, who was also on hand at the ribbon cutting, added: “Flagship is not just about building new homes – we also spend huge amounts on improving, repairing and maintaining our existing homes too – a responsibility we take very seriously.

“Here in Aldeburgh, we spent more than £100,000 on improvements to doors, windows, kitchens and roof replacements. We plan to spend a further £300,000 over the next few years.”

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