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First chance to bid for new Ipswich council homes

Ipswich residents will be able to bid to move into Ipswich’s new council homes for the first time tomorrow (Friday).

People on the Borough Council’s Housing Register (waiting list) can apply online to become the tenants of four homes in Whitton Church Lane and three in Coltsfoot Road, Chantry.

Successful applicants should be able to move into their new homes in time for Christmas.

These are the first new council houses to be built in Ipswich for more than 20 years. Councillor John Mowles, Housing portfolio-holder, said: “This is another important milestone in our key priority of building new council homes for Ipswich people. We we are looking forward to welcoming new tenants to these properties. This is the moment when houses become homes.”

Work will start early next year on a much larger scheme in the south east of the town where planning permission has been granted for more than 100 council homes in Bader Close. This will be the largest council house building project in Ipswich for 50 years and more details will be announced soon.

Applicants on the Housing Register can bid online. People interested in joining the register can join online by filling a form on the Gateway to Homechoice website: http://www.gatewaytohomechoice.org.uk

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