New affordable homes open in Upper Sheringham

Tom FitzPatrick, leader of North Norfolk District Council, and Jenny Manser, chairman of Broadland H

Tom FitzPatrick, leader of North Norfolk District Council, and Jenny Manser, chairman of Broadland Housing, open the new development in Upper Sheringham. Picture; PETE HUGGINS - Credit: Archant

An affordable rented-housing development, providing eight new homes for families, has opened in time for Christmas.

The scheme, off Blowlands Lane, Upper Sheringham, gives families the chance to live in their local communities.

It has been developed by Broadland Housing Association in partnership with North Norfolk District Council.

As well as providing the land, the council gave a £528,000 grant to enable it to be developed on the former council depot site.

Families on the council's waiting list with a connection to Upper Sheringham or the adjoining parishes of Beeston Regis, East Beckham, West Beckham, Bodham and Weybourne have been offered the opportunity to move into the homes.

Tom FitzPatrick, council leader, said house prices in north Norfolk were continuing to rise, placing pressure on those unable to afford to buy homes in their neighbourhood. Providing affordable homes was a key priority.

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