Suffolk

Suffolk Coast developments offer idyllic choice for nature lovers

Blending ancient woodland, salt marshes, reed beds, wild expanses of heathland and pretty beaches, the Suffolk Coast offers an idyllic place to live for nature lovers - and buyers there have a good choice of new developments to consider.

Much of the coastline is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, packing in three National Nature Reserves, many Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and endless walks. There are also lively resorts nearby such as Felixstowe, and good road connections to larger towns such as Ipswich.

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Agent Insight: Clive Robinson of Robinson's Portfolio, Bury St Edmunds

We continue our series of interview with prominent estate agents from around the UK by speaking to Clive Robinson, owner of Robinson's Portfolio in Bury St Edmunds

Could you please give us a brief introduction to your company and the area in which you operate?
I have over twenty years of experience in property, and founded Robinson's Portfolio in 1998. We have one branch in Bury St Edmunds and sell properties within a 15 mile radius of the town centre.

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From left to right: Clive Robinson, Sharon Kemp, Barry Turrell

Weekly affordable homes round-up

Marc Da Silva takes his weekly look at the affordable homes sector and brings news of developments in Suffolk, Cornwall, Lancashire, Dorset, Cumbria and Northumberland.

New affordable homes in Suffolk

Demolition has begun on the site of an old snooker and bowls club on Chalkstone Way in Haverhill to make way for the construction of 21 new affordable homes, to be developed by Havebury Housing Partnership. There will be 13 two-bedroom flats, a single one-bedroom flat, six three-bedroom houses and one four-bedroom house.

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Andrew George MP

Newmarket area offers ideal commuter base for Cambridge

Several well-known house builders have recently released new homes in and around the unique Suffolk market town of Newmarket, famous for its thoroughbred horse breeding - and since it is situated so near to Cambridge, these homes offer a very feasible commuter alternative to living in the city.

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Affordable homes round up – Week commencing 9 June

Communities nationwide are set to benefit from thousands of new affordable homes under a new multi-million pound deal.

A total of 13 housing associations will receive a share of £208million in loans, offered at an attractive rate, to help deliver in the region of 4,800 new affordable homes.
Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey will see more than 1,000 new homes built.

"Since 2010 we've delivered 170,000 new affordable homes - but we want to go further," said Housing Minister Kris Hopkins.

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Kris Hopkins MP

Weekly affordable homes round-up

Marc Da Silva brings you news from the affordable new homes market across the country with the latest headlines on housing schemes in Hampshire, Devon, Derbyshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Lincolnshire.

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Oaklands at Queensacre from Thames Valley Housing

One-on-One Interview with Peter Blemings of Gipping Homes

Marc Da Silva presents the next part of his ongoing series of interviews with senior figures in the new homes industry, looking east to talk to Peter Blemings, managing director of Anglian housebuilder Gipping Homes.

Where in the country is your firm developing new homes? We mainly build properties in Suffolk and currently have a major project in Old Felixstowe, with a further four sites around the county. Rarely do we venture further afar, although we have built properties in Cambridgeshire and close to the Norfolk border.

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Peter Blemings

Weekly affordable homes round-up

Marc Da Silva brings you news from the affordable new homes market across the country with the latest headlines on housing schemes in London, Lancashire, Northumberland, Suffolk, Wales and West Sussex.

New affordable homes in London

A new development featuring 164 homes, including 44 new affordable homes and 38 for shared ownership, is set to be developed in Camden Town, northwest London, after Camden Council's planning committee passed plans for the scheme. A Victorian factory in St Pancras Way will now be demolished to make way for the scheme.

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St Pancras Way in Camden

Something for every new home buyer in and around historic Ipswich

Ipswich, Suffolk's county town, is rich in history but has also undergone major gentrification over recent years, particularly around the revamped waterfront area - increasing its appeal as a commutable satellite town for London.

Ipswich is also close to the A14 and the A12, and is on the Great Eastern Main Line from London to Norwich, the East Suffolk Line to Lowestoft, and the Felixstowe Branch Line. It is only an hour from Stansted Airport, about 40 minutes from Harwich International Port, and an hour and 15 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station.

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Crest Nicholson's Vista development