Tenants move into latest raft of council homes in Norwich

Lynn Ringer, right, receives the keys to her new property. Picture: Jeff Taylor

Lynn Ringer, right, receives the keys to her new property. Picture: Jeff Taylor - Credit: Archant

Tenants have been handed the keys to the latest raft of new council homes in Norwich.

Householders have started to move into the mix of 23 one and two-bedroom flats at Brazen Gate, delivered by Norwich City Council.

Last year, the first council homes were built in the city since 1992.

The new properties are part of a wider development of 86 homes on the former car park site, off Southwell Road.

Tenants have moved into the first nine council homes, with another 14 units expected to be completed early next year.

Lynn Ringer had been living in a three-bedroom council home Bowthorpe and decided to downsize after her children moved out.

She said: 'I am delighted with my brand new flat. I work in the city centre, so I'm now very close to my work and this flat is more than I could ever wish for. It's perfect for me.'

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More council-owned homes are planned at Threescore, Goldsmith Street, Hansard Close and Riley Close to complete a city council pledge to build 250 of the properties by 2018.

Gail Harris, cabinet member for housing and wellbeing said: 'It is fantastic to see our house building programme really starting to take shape and I would like to see us build more new homes in the future.

'I wish all the tenants well in their new homes and I'm delighted that providing these new flats will also help other families to gain desperately needed housing.'

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