Community Liaison Service

Chediston Street, Halesworth

As you may be aware, planning permission was granted by East Suffolk Council in March 2023, for a development at Chediston Street, Halesworth.

The development will consist of 170 new homes and will range from two to four-bedroom houses, three-bedroom bungalows, and also include a number of Affordable Homes, which will be delivered in partnership with a housing association, along with 9 self-build plots. The final masterplan for the site is shown below:

Chediston Street Development Map

The development is being built by Hopkins Homes, one of the largest independent house builders in East Anglia. We pride ourselves on the quality of the homes we create and the strength of our links with the local community.

Work will start on site in July 2023. The show home is expected to be completed in June 2024.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I get in touch with the site team?

We have created a Community Liaison Service so you can ask questions or raise any concerns relating to our work or our contractors. This service is handled by Athene Communications and we are required to inform you that your data (name and contact details if provided) will be stored for the sole purpose of responding to your query. Athene will respond directly to you, and where appropriate, investigate matters on site.

You can make contact by emailing or by calling our Freephone number 0800 0352874. This is an answer phone service, which is checked regularly on weekdays.


Q: Will I be affected by construction on site?

There is no doubting the need for new homes – both nationally and locally – but we do also appreciate that building houses can cause some disruption to local people through construction noise and traffic. We are committed to keeping such disruption to a minimum.


Q: What times will work take place on site?

An application to agree the working hours is being presently considered by East Suffolk Council, the working hours proposed are:

  • 07.30am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday
  • 08:00am – 1.00pm Saturday

No works shall be carried out on Sundays or Public Holidays.

Please be aware that our construction teams often arrive shortly before these times but are aware of the site’s working hours.


Q: What impact will the construction have on local traffic?

We understand the construction period will result in more vehicles using the road, however we will endeavour to keep the disruption to a minimum. We regularly inspect site entrances to minimise mud and dust and will clean when required.

If you see anything that you feel needs to be addressed, please contact us by emailing or by calling the Freephone number: 0800 0352 874 so that we can investigate this for you.


Q: Flooding and drainage concerns.

As part of the planning and technical design process, Hopkins Homes has undertaken detailed assessments of flood risk and consulted with the Lead Local Flood Authority and Anglian Water. The works undertaken as part of the development have been approved by the relevant bodies to ensure that the development does not have a detrimental impact on the current infrastructure and risks of flooding have been addressed.


Q: Noise complaints (generators, etc.)

We do our best to keep disruption to a minimum, though our construction will unavoidably cause some noise. If at any point you feel that the noise is on-going outside of our standard working hours please get in touch with us via or by calling the Freephone number: 0800 0352 874 and we will look into this.


Q: I would potentially like to buy one of the properties on this development – who should I contact?

Our community liaison service is focused on acknowledging and addressing enquiries and concerns relating to the construction of the development. If you are interested in purchasing a new home please get in touch with the Hopkins Homes sales team on – and they will register your interest and keep you updated with new information as it becomes available.