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.
Broadland Housing Group executive development director Andrew Savage joined Paul Pitcher from contractor Wellington to cut the first sod at the site, on Holt Road on the northern edge of the village.
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
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
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.”