Work has started to build 12 new affordable homes and 10 open market homes in Edgefield, near Holt – and the affordable homes will be prioritised for local people once they are completed next year.
The £3.6 million project, which is due for completion in the summer of 2020, will provide 9 new homes for affordable rent and three for shared ownership, as well as 10 new open market homes.
“We are very excited to be here in Edgefield celebrating the start of construction of 22 much-needed new homes,” said Mr Savage.
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Wellington on giving the local people of Edgefield the opportunity to remain in the village with nine homes for affordable rental, as well as an opportunity to get on the housing ladder with three shared ownership properties”
The new homes are being 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.
Managing director Paul Pitcher said, “We are delighted to be breaking the ground at this site and starting to build these new homes in the village.
“As a locally-based firm, we take great pride in building top quality affordable homes in the area, and we have done so at many sites across Norfolk and Suffolk. Not only is this providing much needed homes for local people, but it is also creating employment for local people as well.”