Suffolk councils could be forced to approve twice as many homes per year under new government proposals – a move that some claim could “permanently destroy” the character of many communities.
Struggling tenants facing eviction during the Covid-19 crisis could be saved by an expansion in the Suffolk Law Centre’s (SLC) Housing Legal Aid service.
Historic reforms of the planning system have been slated as “contentious”, “pitiful” and “a bad day for local democracy”, over fears communities will be excluded from decision-making.
A vacant town centre site looks set to be given a new lease of life.
The cheapest places to live in Suffolk are in Ipswich and Lowestoft, while the most expensive is in the heart of Constable Country, new figures reveal.
Thirty-five towns and villages across East Suffolk have begun work on extra measures to protect their areas from speculative developments.
Work is progressing well on a key housing development in East Suffolk.
Relationship breakdowns and families looking to upsize are some of the reasons being cited for a surge in demand for rental properties.