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Empty homes are being tackled

Nearly 780 homes have been identified as “long term empty” in the Suffolk Coastal area – but housing chiefs are confident they are getting to grips with the problem.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves the Treasury in London for the House of Commons, where Osborne will deliver his Autumn Statement. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 3, 2014. See PA story BUDGET Main. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Chancellor George Osborne will declare a crisis in home ownership as he unveils a raft of measures he claims will see 400,000 new homes built across England.

Local residents attend the Suffolk Coastal District Council's drop-in session at Kirton to reveal plans and sites for 7,900 new homes across the district.

Residents, landowners, businesses and community organisations have less than a week left to comment on proposals for thousands of new homes across Suffolk Coastal.

The Cliff Quay brewery is going to be developed.

An historic Ipswich building which only months ago was considered ‘at risk’ has been boosted by plans for a major redevelopment project which could see it become a thriving hub of the community.

	These are images that I took of Big Ben whilst in London.

Homes near World Heritage Sites cost £78,000 more

Struggle for average worker to buy first home in region.

The average worker in Essex and Suffolk would have to more than double their current salary to afford a typical mortgage, according to “frightening” new figures.

The area off Mount Pleasant in Framlingham which will now see 95 new homes built on it.

The green light may have been given for a 95-home development on greenfield land in Framlingham, but the threat of 100 homes instead being built there still remains.

Looking at Suffolk from a different perspective

Aerial photographer shares more photos of Suffolk from the air - taken using a drone.

New homes are set to be built on the site of the former Tooks bakery in Old Norwich Road.

Ipswich council is making the first moves towards developing a new 60-home estate on the site of the former Tooks bakery at Old Norwich Road in the 

Champion Mary opens new flats

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Dame Mary Peters (second right) and first resident Joan Hammond cut the ribbon alongside Glenda Lowe (left) and Laura Cooke of McCarthy and Stone, at the opening of McCarthy and Stone's Pavillion Court.

A new multi-million pound contemporary-design apartment block has been officially opened on Felixstowe’s clifftops by a former British Olympic champion.

David Mortimer's photo of Ipswich from above

Amazon is planning to use drones to deliver parcels in the not-too-distant future, but here in Suffolk unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are already being used to help sell homes.

Parish Councillors joined the former land owner and the family of the man a new affordable housing area in Whatfield was named after.

It is a problem suffered by towns and villages across Suffolk – just how do you ensure there are enough affordable homes for the community to grow and flourish?

The 30-acre Walton Green North field has been earmarked for housing by Suffolk Coastal.

Campaigners are urging the public to make sure they have their say on proposals for sites for more than 1,000 new homes in the Felixstowe area.

Action from Benhall St Mary v Ipswich Athletic at Notcutts Park, Woodbridge, in April. Picture: Steve Waller

A move to merge two Suffolk sports grounds and make way for 100 new homes has gained momentum after winning a significant – and overwhelming – ‘yes’ vote.

Properties of the week

Anchor House, Wivenhoe

Riverside living has been popular in East Anglia, since the time of the Romans.

The Round House, Belchamp Walter

Property writer David Vincent finds a pretty former lodge cottage which is going on the market for the first time.

Hewitts, Lamarsh

An exceptionally-presented family home in Lamarsh, set in about 5.5 acres of gardens and grounds and also boasting an impressive leisure complex and a detached bungalow annexe, has gone on the market with a guide price of £1.185m.

Waltham Hall Barn, Little Stonham

An immaculately presented barn conversion set at the end of a private driveway in the village of little Stonham, Mid Suffolk could be your ideal new home.

Home improvement

Hot Pink Linear kitchen from Harvey Jones

For many the idea of a pink decorating scheme conjures up images of a Barbie dream-house style nightmare. But this autumn, designers are embracing the shade as something that should no longer be confined to little girls’ bedrooms.

Herringbone Ash textured self adhesive wallpaper by Tempaper

Home ownership is at its lowest level for 25 years but just because Generation Rent don’t have a mortgage, does not mean they don’t care what their living space looks like. Here Ellen Widdup, who rented for more than a decade, looks at how to add the personal touch without upsetting the landlord.

Ball string lights from

While the chill of winter can leave the best of us feeling blue, the world of fashion adores the colour.

Gorse Hill, Aldeburgh project

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside … so when the opportunity arose for Sara and Toby Newton to snap up a sea view at Gorse Hill in Aldeburgh they grabbed it with both hands.

Animal print design inspiration from

No longer simply the trademark of Bet Lynch, animal prints are now taking centre stage in some of the world’s most chic homes.

Home improvement: Make the most of your space

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Interiors - make the most of your space

Space - the final frontier when it comes to making your home work. But sadly the architect who designed your property was unlikely to have had your precise needs in mind when they put pencil to paper.

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