South Norfolk Council moves into house-building with new properties built by its own development firm

An artist's impression of how the homes at Maple Park, in Long Stratton, will look. Picture: SOUTH N

An artist's impression of how the homes at Maple Park, in Long Stratton, will look. Picture: SOUTH NORFOLK COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

It is mainly known for collecting the bins and keeping the streets clean.

But now, one council is set to continue its move into house-building as it prepare a company it has created is set to unveil its second property development.

Maple Park, in Long Stratton, is the second venture by Big Sky Developments, a company owned by South Norfolk Council.

It follows Big Sky's first development, Rosebery Park in Poringland.

The development at Maple Park is made up of 50 residential properties including two, three and four bedroom houses and five affordable homes.

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The 800 sqm of business space is designed to offer a range of open plan and modular office units, suitable for a variety of businesses including start-ups and companies looking to expand.

The first offices will be available to let later this year.

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The Maple Park show home opens this Saturday, April 1 at 10am.

The authority says it is investing in the future of the district by building new homes, which it says will also boost the local economy by providing new commercial office space and encouraging businesses and employment into the area.

Big Sky Developments' focus is on building quality houses that people want to live in, offering more space and specifications.

And South Norfolk Council taxpayers will get a return on the investment through the sale of houses and from the rental income from both residential and commercial property.

This income will be used to help maintain services and keep council tax low.

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