Low-cost housing initiative

CELIA WIGG A new low cost housing project that could see affordable homes for rent built in every parish in south Norfolk was yesterday approved by senior councillors.

CELIA WIGG

A new low cost housing project that could see affordable homes for rent built in every parish in south Norfolk was yesterday approved by senior councillors.

Under the initiative, up to £2m will be allocated over a three year period to help local people who want to continue living in their rural communities, but cannot afford to buy a home of their own.

South Norfolk council leader, John Fuller, said: “There is an understanding that low cost housing for rent to local people is a particular issue, not just for people in town but in villages too.

“The key thing is we have got to work with parish councils to try and search out small sites not more than quarter of an acre where we can build and get planning permission.”

The scheme would operate in partnership with registered social landlords whose role would be to provide the housing.

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“The council would co-ordinate the overall project including seeking sites, and bidding for funding from the national Housing Corporation.

The new homes would be let to people on the housing register who have a local connection, and are in housing need.

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