Positive Action by Developers

Hopkins Homes, East Anglia's largest premier independent house builder celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year and has, during this time, witnessed, weathered and continued to expand through just about every economic climate - good and bad.

Today the company are currently marketing 20 developments throughout East Anglia, each one carefully planned and designed to complement its surroundings to create highly desirable developments that benefit both occupiers and local communities.

The new Help to Buy scheme is good news and the company have seen a significant number of reservations held under this initiative. Crucially the government backed shared equity scheme is open to anyone buying a new home, not just first time buyers, and is therefore having a direct and immediate effect at every level. This combined with reforms to the National Planning Policy Framework, which aim to simplify the planning process in order to provide more homes and stimulate economic growth through development is encouraging.

Lee Barnard, Sales & Marketing Director said "Although the traditional Spring bounce may not have quite the same 'boing', we are definitely seeing an increase in the number of people at all levels, who are in a position to proceed which is very positive."

From its inception in 1993 Hopkins Homes has had a very straightforward philosophy: To provide attractive housing that is sustainable and that is sympathetic to the local environment and which blends in with what is already there; homes that will stand the test of time.

James Hopkins, Executive Chairman believes that if we are to address the acute housing shortage and provide sustainable housing for a growing population then we must plan for our towns and villages to grow in accordance with the needs of the people; new families moving from other areas, local people that want to buy their first home, move into a larger home as families grow or downsize to a smaller property as their needs change. He firmly believes that it is this movement that keep our rural towns and villages alive, that keep the schools open, provide custom for local shops and businesses, contribute to the local economy and greatly enhance the community that is so often cited as a reason for why people chose to live where they do.

The company has recently launched a new development in the historic town of Bury St Edmunds to great acclaim with nearly 200 visitors over the opening weekend. Eastgate Rise is a collection of stylish new homes within a secluded cul-de-sac that is convenient for both the town centre and the mainline rail station. Eastgate Rise offers a mix of styles boasting 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses and 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. Current availability is from £147,495 and the sales advisor can be contacted direct on 01284 752185.

In the next few months the bespoke Hopkins & Moore brand will be launching an exclusive development in the beautiful rural village of Snape; renowned for the concert hall at Snape Maltings and bordering The Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Snape Marshes, a rich mix of wetland habitat and woodland providing a wonderful haven for wildlife. St Benedict's Place, named after the Benedictine order of monks which were once located in the village, will comprise of 18 exquisite 3, 4 & 5 bedroom houses that have been individually designed and crafted by skilled tradesmen to create properties that balance character and style with clever integration of light and space to provide homes of timeless appeal. Currently reserving off plan and further information is available from the sales advisor on 01502 723966 or the head office sales department on 01394 446860.