Broadland is the only housing association to reach the regional finals of the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Planning Excellence Awards 2020.
Our project, the North Norfolk District Wide Affordable Housing Strategy, identified an opportunity from changes to national policy. The project has been developing mixed tenure sites across rural north Norfolk. Market homes are sold to subsidise the delivery of affordable housing.
North Norfolk has one of the most acute needs for affordable housing outside London. Our strategy includes schemes in 5 locations (Binham, Trunch, Erpingham, Edgefield and Great Ryburgh), linked by one Section 106 Agreement. We have worked closely with partners at North Norfolk District Council and local parish councils to achieve a successful outcome.
Meeting an acute need for affordable rural housing
Our rural developments have been designed to a high quality. We have a range of house designs that complement their rural village setting. The homes are traditionally constructed, an approach that supports a long life cycle and also uses the skills of specialist local craftsmen – such as flint wall construction.
We’re extremely proud of our rural housing schemes, which are helping to create thriving, sustainable communities in north Norfolk.