Broadland Housing Association was founded back in 1963, at a time when there was a shortage of social housing in Norwich. Time may have moved on, but the need for social housing remains as strong as ever.
As an ambitious housing association, we want to provide as many homes as we can for the people of Norfolk and North Suffolk. To do this, over a period of 15 years we have set up Broadland St Benedicts, which provides market sales homes, and Broadland Development Services. By using these two companies within our group we are able to generate more funds to build more homes, without borrowing large sums of money from banks.
Consulting with local residents
An important step in the process of providing new homes is planning. We believe that affordable housing is key to sustaining our rural communities, and enabling village schools, shops and pubs to remain open.
We believe strongly that the people who live in the villages and towns where we want to build new homes should have a chance to speak to us about the type of homes we build, and see how our proposed homes will look.
Consultation events within the local area play an important role in the planning process. Consultations give us a chance to hear concerns from local people about our proposed designs and layout. We also get a chance to answer residents’ questions and learn about local issues we might otherwise not be aware of. We often make changes to our plans following these consultation events.