East Anglia new homes round-up - the latest new build homes in the region

Posted 18 October 2017 by Rebecca Burns

In our latest round-up of the best new build homes in East Anglia we feature homes for a variety of buyers in Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire...

Rising numbers of landlords are reportedly planning to abandon the buy-to-let market thanks to recent draconian legislative changes – triggering fears that tenants could face dramatic rent hikes due to fewer rental properties being available.

While this is bad news for tenants, it could potentially soften buyer competition a little for those who want to make a move away from renting and on to the property ladder - welcome news in regions such as East Anglia, where there has long been a distinct shortage of properties coming to the market.

The recent property tax law changes – such as a 3% stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let properties, and the abolition of the ‘Wear and Tear Allowance’ for fully-furnished residential properties – have prompted many landlords to reconsider whether it is worth being an investor in residential property. However, these measures do not affect those planning to buy as the owner-occupier.

Our latest round-up of new developments in East Anglia includes sites spread out across the region, offering some inspiration for those considering homeownership, or those planning a house move.

Manor Reach in Sprowston, Norfolk (Norfolk Homes)

Manor ReachInfluenced by modern, innovative European and Scandinavian designs, these homes feature simple, clean lines with vaulted rooms, glass atriums, columnar entrance halls, balconies, and contemporary staircases.

Open plan layouts aim to create flow from one room to another, while large windows maximise the use of natural light. Every triple-glazed home is also energy efficient (with a "B" rating) and offers underfloor heating as well as a generous amount of storage space.

Some of the homes have views across Sprowston Manor's Championship Golf Course, and all enjoy communal open green spaces. Norwich is conveniently close by, as is some beautiful Norfolk countryside, and the development is only a short walk away from a Park and Ride and a large Tesco store, making it a popular and handy location.

Prices: £164,000 to £500,000

Find out more at www.norfolkhomes.co.uk ; 01603 964011

Heath Farm in Holt, Norfolk (Lovell New Homes)

Heath Farm Just four miles from the famous North Norfolk coastline, Heath Farm offers a mix of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom houses and bungalows in the sought-after market town of Holt. Norwich city centre is only 22 miles away, and there is some lovely countryside to explore all around - as well as the town of Cromer (9.5 miles) and King's Lynn (35 miles).

In total the development will deliver 162 brand new homes to the area, which is near Holt Country Park and the long-established Gresham's School. Holt itself is home to a good range of boutique and independent shops as well as various other amenities, and it also hosts an annual arts festival in the summer.

The nearest railway station is in the town of Sheringham where access to the national rail network can be made via the Bittern Line to Norwich.

Prices: £249,950 to £509,950

Find out more about Lovell's new homes in Norfolk

Rayne Gardens in Braintree, Essex (Redrow Homes)

Rayne GardensThis new development, which should be coming soon to Braintree, is in a superb location for work and leisure – with excellent road and rail links to Colchester (about 15 miles away), Chelmsford (10 miles), London (55 miles) and beyond.

Situated to the north east of the capital, Braintree is home to two stations, many high street shops, numerous schools, a museum, twice weekly markets, Braintree Arts Theatre, local football and rugby clubs, a multiplex cinema, and many other amenities, restaurants and entertainment venues.

The development itself is close to all of the town's main facilities, yet it also enjoys a peaceful, semi-rural location with lovely views. Subject to planning, it will incorporate a selection of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes situated close to outstanding schools, making it a fantastic spot in which to raise a family.

Prices: From £315,995

Find out more at www.redrow.co.uk ; 01376 767402

Castle Keep in Framlingham, Suffolk (Taylor Wimpey)

Castle Keep Launching in 2018, this development promises an idyllic combination of tranquil, rural living on the edge of historic Framlingham, placing it within easy reach of a good selection of day-to-day amenities.

It will be made up of 163 two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, including some three-bedroom bungalows, set amongst mature trees and close to open countryside. There will also be new planting and a significant area of landscaped open space for residents to enjoy, plus three on-site children’s play areas. Existing footpaths around the fringes of the site are set to be improved and integrated with the new internal pedestrian links, and the development will benefit from a Sustainable Urban Drainage System to manage surface water.

The first homes are expected to be launched in March 2018, while the entire development is set to be completed in 2021.

Prices: To be confirmed

Find out more about the current range of Taylor Wimpey homes

Bourn Development in Bourn, Cambridgeshire (Hill)

Bourn developmentThis collection of 16 unique homes situated on a former farmyard will be coming soon to the village of Bourn in South Cambridgeshire, using sustainable materials, and focused around an open space at the heart of the development.

Designed around the pattern of an imagined farm yard, the development takes inspiration from a neighbouring 19th-century Grade II-listed farm house building, complete with a red-brick Georgian façade, chimney stacks and sash windows. Farm cottage-style homes will make up 14 of the properties, while the final two have been designed to resemble barn-style buildings.

Large, planted gardens overlook lovely countryside, and the centre of Bourn is within walking distance, where residents will find a whole host of village amenities such as a village shop and Post Office, a pub and a doctor's surgery. Cambridge city centre can be reached by bus in about 45 minutes.

Prices: To be announced

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