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Ipswich Borough Council commits to building 300 homes including council houses





More than 300 homes are expected to be built by Ipswich Borough Council’s house-building company before the end of 2025.

The 302 homes will include council houses, starter homes for sale and homes available at market rent.

They will join the one hundred homes built by council-owned company Handford Homes since 2020.

Handford Homes plans to build 30 flats in Fore Hamlet. Picture: Ipswich Borough Council
Handford Homes plans to build 30 flats in Fore Hamlet. Picture: Ipswich Borough Council

Councillor Neil MacDonald, Ipswich Borough Council portfolio holder for housing, said: “The development of new, affordable housing remains a priority for Ipswich Borough Council.

“I was delighted to be at the official opening of 16 flats in Grimwade Street recently, with residents very pleased with their new homes.

“Ipswich has an increasing demand for housing, and we’re pleased that over the next three years we will see a further 300 new homes being developed.

Neil MacDonald, portfolio holder for housing at Ipswich Borough Council. Picture: Ipswich Borough Council
Neil MacDonald, portfolio holder for housing at Ipswich Borough Council. Picture: Ipswich Borough Council

“I’m looking forward to several more official openings.”

Handford Homes built 16 flats in Grimwade Street and 24 homes across smaller sites in 2022. It also finished a 60-home development at the former Tooks Bakery in 2021.

A 96-home development is projected to be finished by the end of 2024. The building of 26 homes on Hawke Road, 30 flats in Fore Hamlet, and 78 houses and 72 flats on Bibb Way is expected to be completed in 2024 or 2025.

Information about the meeting can be found here: https://democracy.ipswich.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=135&MId=2795.

Ipswich Borough Council’s executive will discuss the development plans on January 10.