The first homes have been finished on a new affordable development.

People will soon be able to move into 15 of the one, two and three-bed properties being built near Lynnsport in King’s Lynn.

Some 78 will be built off Salters Road, under a partnership between West Norfolk council, its development partner Lovell and Freebridge Community Housing.

All will be either available at an affordable rent, or available to buy through shared ownership.

Alistair Beales, the council's cabinet member for business, said: “We know there is a high level of need for affordable homes across the country and west Norfolk is no exception.

Eastern Daily Press: Some of the new affordable homes which have been built in King's LynnSome of the new affordable homes which have been built in King's Lynn (Image: BCKLWN)

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“We have committed, through our corporate strategy, to encouraging housing development that meets local needs so it’s great to see the first of the new homes in an all-affordable development ready for occupation.”

Paul Newbold, director of new homes and commercial at Freebridge, said: “We’re delighted that this much-needed project has now reached the stage that we are able to advertise the first homes at Salters Road.

“We appreciate the urgent need for affordable housing in a central location in King’s Lynn and, in partnership with the council and Lovell, we are very pleased to have been able to help deliver this excellent development.

“We’re looking forward to meeting our first tenants moving into these properties and are happy that the next wave of properties will be advertised in early 2024.”

Eastern Daily Press: Inside one of the new affordable homes in King's LynnInside one of the new affordable homes in King's Lynn (Image: BCKLWN)

Michael Saunders, operations manager for Lovell, added: “It’s always really satisfying to reach the point on a development when people can move in so I am delighted we have been able to reach that point on programme.

“I hope the residents are very happy in their new homes and look forward to handing over the remaining phases in the coming months.”

The next homes are expected to be ready for occupation in March and the development should be fully completed by October."