Press Release~Crocus Homes engages with local school for its first Suffolk development

Crocus Homes has been working with local school children to name a road on their new development on School Lane in Bawdsey, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk.

 

Date: 24/02/20

Title: Crocus Homes engages with local school for its first Suffolk development

Crocus Homes has been working with local school children to name a road on their new development on School Lane in Bawdsey, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk.

The opportunity was given to the children at Bawdsey Primary School to come up with the new name in their lessons. Teaching Assistant Joanne Butler, who has been working at the school for 13 years said: “They all loved the idea that the name they chose together as a class could be part of a road name forever. They looked around the amazing area we live in and took inspiration from what they could see.”

The shortlisted names were passed on to the Peninsula Villages Community Land Trust (PVCLT) who picked the final name from the list. The Parish Council and East Suffolk Council were also consulted and agreed the chosen name would be Martello Close.

Jenny Webb, who is the Bawdsey Parish Clerk said: “We approved the name because it was really fitting as there are three Martello Towers which can be seen from the school, strung along the sea wall leading towards Shingle Street.”

The new development ‘Foresters Glade’, comprises 13 new homes in Bawdsey, and is the first time Crocus has operated in the county. Construction works are planned for 2021, now that Planning has been granted. The first of the 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed contemporary homes will be available during 2021/2022. The PVCLT will be acquiring the 4 affordable homes on the development.

Director of Crocus Matt Davidson said: “It was important for us that the new development name captured the beauty of Bawdsey, being set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are grateful for the interaction from the local community, especially the school and the Community Land Trust.”

As with their other developments, working closely with the community is a priority for Crocus. They have recently finished the development of one of their sites in Acle, Norfolk which has been praised by the local community for their engagement and work with local groups including the Primary School.

 
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