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Havebury Housing announces plans to ‘future-proof’ James Stiff Cottages in Rougham, near Bury St Edmunds





Plans to ‘future-proof’ a 19th century Suffolk almshouse scheme have been submitted by Havebury Housing.

James Stiff Cottages in Rougham is a scheme of 14 homes owned and managed by Bury St Edmunds housing association.

After discussing possible options with current residents, Havebury has now submitted planning permission to regenerate the building – providing 11 homes, including four one-bed bungalows, four two-bed bungalows, a three-bedroom house and two one-bed houses.

An artist's image of the proposed plans at James Stiff Cottages
An artist's image of the proposed plans at James Stiff Cottages

Scott Bailey, director of development at Havebury, said: “Our main priority is ensuring these homes are fit for the future.

“The current homes are all below Energy Performance Certificate C, and we are pleased to be in a position to work with residents on the future sustainability of their homes.”

Havebury met with residents individually and Rushbrooke and Rougham Parish Council to update them on their plans, and the application is currently with West Suffolk Council for consideration.