Approval for affordable new homes in Lowestoft
- Credit: Ingleton Wood
Affordable new homes are set to be built in Lowestoft after a scheme for 18 flats was given the go-ahead.
Planning permission was granted for a new development consisting of 18 affordable homes on Albany Road, Lowestoft.
The plans were designed and submitted by Norwich-based property consultant Ingleton Wood – on behalf of developer Orwell Housing and Waveney District Council – with work on the new development set to begin early this summer with a 12-month build phase to follow.
Replacing an existing car park, the development will comprise of 12 one-bedroom flats and six two-bedroom flats, all for affordable rent.
The scheme was given the go-ahead earlier this month and it is hoped that the development will help Lowestoft's need for new, lost cost homes.
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The development also includes associated parking and cycle storage, with six public parking spaces available along the access road.
Kirsten Zuk, architect at Ingleton Wood, said: 'Ingleton Wood is delighted to have played a major role in a development which stands to bring such positive benefits to Lowestoft.
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'These new homes on Albany Road will be attractive, comfortable and affordable places to live.'
Greg Dodds, new business manager at Orwell Housing, added: 'There is an identified housing need in Lowestoft and a real desire for more affordable housing. With this development of 18 affordable residential units we hope to play a part in addressing those needs.'
Justin Hunt, head of housing at Waveney District Council, said: 'We are committed to a programme of new development in Lowestoft and Waveney to meet local housing needs and these new properties are a further example of the ongoing work to achieve our aims.'