Date published: 9th December 2016

An affordable rented housing development opened at Upper Sheringham this week, providing eight new homes for families – just in time for Christmas.

The scheme off Blowlands Lane, developed by Broadland Housing Association in partnership with North Norfolk District Council, offers the chance for families to continue to live in their local communities.

As well as providing the land, the Council provided £528,000 of grant funding to enable the land to be developed on the former Council Depot site.

The development offers two, three and four bedroom homes for families currently on the Council’s housing waiting list – Your Choice Your Home.

Families with a connection to Upper Sheringham or the adjoining parishes of Beeston Regis, East Beckham, West Beckham, Bodham and Weybourne have been offered the opportunity to move into the homes.

Michael Newey, Group Chief Executive of Broadland Housing, said: “As we mark the 50th Anniversary of the first broadcast of Cathy Come Home, the challenge of providing affordable homes for rent has never been so great.

“We are delighted that in partnership with North Norfolk District Council we have been able to build eight new homes for local families. The challenge of building rural homes is considerable and working with the Officers and Members of the Council, we have a shared ambition to build many more homes over the next few years.”

Cllr Tom FitzPatrick, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “House prices are continuing to rise in North Norfolk and that is placing a lot of pressure on families and residents who are simply unable to afford to buy their own home in their neighbourhood. Providing affordable homes is a key priority for the council.

“This joint scheme with Broadland Housing shows what is possible by working together for the benefit of the community and it’s an added bonus that people will be able to move in before the festive season.”

Last updated: 28th March 2017