The aim to provide a number of affordable homes across the region set by South Norfolk Council has been achieved this week, with the release of the 500th property.
The target, set in March 2011 for a March 2014 deadline, looks set to be exceeded, with a further 70 affordable homes, in locations including Diss and Long Stratton to be made available, although they are subject to planning procedure.
Diss, Bunwell, Tibenham, Harleston, Pulham Market and Wacton have all had affordable housing made available to their residents as part of the scheme.
Councillor Yvonne Bendle, Cabinet Member for Housing and Public Health said: “This is a fantastic achievement and great news for people trying to set up their first home.
“Our commitment to providing low cost homes at prices people can afford supports local communities and helps the local economy, providing both work and employment.
“South Norfolk Council has been working with housing associations across the district including Saffron Housing and Orbit East to provide a variety of affordable homes, fulfilling the needs of local people, and enabling young people to stay near their families and live in the communities where they grew up.”