Schools could miss out on vital funding from Diss homes development

Schools in the Diss area could lose out on vital funding for new facilities if plans for the rest of a stalled home development have to be revised.

Roydon Primary School and a number of other schools would have received a share of �800,000 community infrastructure funding had the 114-home C-Zero site at Long Meadow been completed as planned.

However, so far only 29 homes have been finished after mortgage lenders refused to finance the sales of the properties, which are subject to a discounted market sale agreement between South Norfolk Council and the developer.

C-Zero director Robert Pearson said plans for the remaining homes would have to be re-submitted and the likelihood was the overall number would be cut, meaning the amount available for community infra-structure would also be reduced.

Hope could be in sight, as the Long Meadow land has been listed among 224 building projects chosen to receive cash from a �570m pot available to the Get Britain Building scheme to get stalled housing developments across the country up and running.


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The Birmingham-based developer also needs to complete a due diligence process to secure the funding. If these hurdles are cleared, a further phase of 61 homes will be built on the site. Mr Pearson added C-Zero would not know until April what conditions would be attached to the funding.

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