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Council to build affordable homes

New plans for council homes in Ipswich Photo: Press Association

Plans for around 120 new council houses in south-east Ipswich are being revealed by the Borough Council.

Plans are being submitted for the houses in Bader Close, off Lindbergh Road, to provide more affordable rented homes in the town.

Last week, the Council put in a planning application for seven council houses at two small sites in the north-west of Ipswich, in Coltsfoot Road and Whitton Church Lane. That application will be debated by members of the Planning & Development Committee next month.

The project is expected to create jobs in the construction sector Credit: Press Association

Bader Close will see the most significant development of new council houses, there have been no council homes built in the town for two decades.

There is a shortage of homes in the town, both to rent and to buy. Building by private developers of new homes for sale has reduced drastically as a result of the state of the economy.

The policy of building council houses again was agreed by the Council earlier this year. The programme will also create local construction jobs.