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New Affordable Homes in Bunwell

The below has been received from South Norfolk Council:

I am writing to inform Bunwell Parish Council about the affordable homes being built by Saffron Housing Trust at Smockmill Close, Bunwell.  The development comprises 8 homes, 6 for rent and 2 for shared ownership.  Completion is expected in July, but I am  writing now so that the Parish Council  will have plenty of time to make local people aware of their availability.

All the homes were built to meet local need, and they have a local connection cascade which sets out the priority order of eligibility:

Residents of the parish of Bunwell who have lived in that parish for a total of at least 3 of the last 10 years

Former Residents of the parish of Bunwell who lived in that parish for at least 3 of the last 10 years

Residents of the parish of Bunwell who have lived in that parish or the neighbouring parishes of Carleton Rode, Forncett, Tacolneston and Tibenham for the last 3 years or more

People working in the parish of Bunwell and have done so for the last year or more for at least 10 hours each week

Residents of the neighbouring parishes of Carleton Rode, Forncett, Tacolneston and Tibenham, who have lived in one or more of those parishes (or the parish of Bunwell) for the last 3 years or more

Residents of the parish of Bunwell who have lived in that parish for less than 3 years

Residents of the neighbouring parishes of Carleton Rode, Forncett, Tacolneston and Tibenham, who have lived in those parishes (or the parish of Bunwell) for less than 3 years

Residents of South Norfolk

Any other person

Homes for Rent

The homes for rent are:

4 one bedroom houses

1 two bedroom house

1 three bedroom house

Each property will be advertised, by Saffron HT, on the South Norfolk HomeOptions System, probably shortly before they are completed.  Anyone already on the South Norfolk Housing Register will need to express their interest (‘bid’) through the South Norfolk 'HomeOptions' website:

www.snhomeoptions.org.uk

Other interested residents who are not on the Housing Register should contact the Housing Advice Service here at South Norfolk Council to join the Housing Register ('HomeOptions').  They will need to provide proof of their residency or working qualification criteria as well as other verification details.  During the week that the properties are advertised on the HomeOptions system people will need to actively apply ‘(bid’) for them, and the Council’s Housing Officers will be able to provide details of how to do this.  For further information people should telephone for free on: 0808 168 2222.

Shared Ownership

The homes for shared ownership (part buy / part rent) are:

1 two bedroom house

1 three bedroom house

Saffron HT inform me that marketing of these homes will begin soon through their marketing agent, Money Properties Attleborough, Exchange Street, Attleborough, NR17 2AB.  Tel: 01953 423 006, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Anyone interested in one of these houses should contact the marketing agent.

I hope this information is clear and helpful.  Please contact me if you have any queries.

Keith Mitchell

Housing Enabling Officer

t 01508 533756 e This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.