The first tenant has moved into our new development of 12 affordable homes in Edgefield, near Holt, Norfolk. The scheme gives priority to local people.
Paul Dawson (above left) received his keys from Michael Newey, Chief Executive of Broadland Housing Association, and Liz Ley, Director of Wellington, our construction partner on the project.
The 12 new affordable homes have been built on Holt Road on the northern edge of the village, along with 10 open market homes. The scheme will provide 9 new homes for affordable rent and 3 for shared ownership.
Modern, well-designed, stylish
Retired electrical engineer Paul Dawson, 57, who has a number of health issues, was previously living in a very damp privately-rented house in Briston. His previous housing was aggravating his illness. He has moved into a one-bedroom bungalow at the Edgefield site.
I am so lucky to be moving here, this is a fabulous home. It’s the exact opposite of where I was living – modern, well-designed, and stylish. The setting is wonderful. I look out from my garden over a green space.
New tenant Paul Dawson
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Wellington to provide local people in and around Edgefield with the opportunity to live locally, both through homes for affordable rental, and by giving people the opportunity to get on the housing ladder with three shared ownership properties.
There is a pressing need for new, affordable homes in villages across Norfolk, and it is great to be able to deliver them here in Edgefield.
Michael Newey, Chief Executive of Broadland Housing
The new homes have been built by Lowestoft-based contractor Wellington, which has a long track record of delivering affordable homes for housing associations and local authorities in the region.
We are very pleased to be working once again with Broadland on this mixed tenure scheme, which includes some stunning properties with wonderful views over the north Norfolk countryside.
As a locally-based firm, we take great pride in building top quality affordable homes in the region. Not only does it provide much-needed homes for local people, but it creates local employment as well
Liz Ley, Director of Wellington
The 9 homes for affordable rent include 4 x 1-bedroom homes, 4 x 2-bedroom homes and 1 x 3-bedroom homes. The shared ownership homes are made up of 2 x 2-bedroom homes and 1 x 3-bedroom home.