Another North Walsham brownfield eyesore site has been sold and will be redeveloped with affordable homes.

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Contracts were exchanged for the former Howard’s coachworks garage last week.

The site, on Mundesley Road, has remained derelict for a number of years but a spokesman for Victory Housing Trust said builders would start work there next month and a planned 15 new homes should be finished in about a year’s time.

The site would be developed with three one-bedroomed and 12 two-bedroomed flats.

They would be offered to people needing homes to rent on North Norfolk District Council’s general register.

A further 16 Victory homes were nearing completion on another one-time eyesore site, the town’s former Hall Lane Garage.

A topping-out ceremony was due to take place there shortly and the mixture of flats and bungalows were expected to be ready for their first tenants in March.

Meanwhile, work is set to start early next year on 36 new Victory homes planned for a greenfield site off Skeyton Road; an application which prompted widescale opposition from surrounding residents who said the town’s brownfield sites should be used instead.

The Victory spokesman said the scheme would take about 18 months to complete and would be ready in 2014.

8 comments

  • i agree with milecross,but 50% of social housing going to immigrants will rise dramatically in 2014 when we will be flooded with more eastern europeans!!

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    tonyb

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • whats the point of building affordable homes if local people are not going to get them . The figures for social housing tell us that 50 per cent of social housing is going to immigrants. Until this racial descrimination stops in housing the social housing list will get bigger by the day

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    milecross

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Building these homes is ok, but what about in the summer if we have a drought? Surely some thought has got to go into the extra use of gas and water, as East Anglia is one of the driest regions. If the housing does go ahead the expand the resevoirs, and make sure they go to local people. What is happening to the old HL site on Norwich Rd North Walsham? Anyone know?

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    susiewong

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Great news, another of Walsham's eyesores to be dealt with. Now let's try keep up the momentum, there's only another dozen or more eyesores to go!

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    Walsham Boy

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • I agree with you Milecross. On application for housing with Victory, they offer the form in several languages. It appears that at 69 and British resident I have little of no chance of accommodation.

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    norman hall

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • milecross - "The figures for social housing tell us that 50 per cent of social housing is going to immigrants". What, in Nth Walsham - I doubt it. Anyway, exactly what are "affordable" homes.

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    Mylen1um

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • I agree with you Milecross. On application for housing with Victory, they offer the form in several languages. It appears that at 69 and British resident I have little of no chance of accommodation.

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    norman hall

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • It might be of interest for readers to know that Victory have a large building of flats 90% empty in Sheringham costing them £££££'s to maintain but no-one lives in them. Having personally broached this with the Head of Housing she just shrugged her shoulders......just another waste of local taxpayers money. It sets a poor example. It's our money they waste, make no mistake.

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    jeffy

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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