Grant boosts 93-home development in Long Stratton

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Almost a dozen new affordable homes have been built in Long Stratton following a £93,000 investment by South Norfolk Council.

Construction was recently completed on an eleven-property development by Saffron Housing Trust on land in Fairfield Close, created with the intention of providing residences that are affordable to people with a connection to the Long Statton area.

Local tenants Susan Dade and John Howell, who live in a new three bedroom house with their three children, said: “We had previously lived in Long Stratton for ten years but the house we lived in was with a private landlord and became too expensive for us.

“This new house has given us the chance to stay near our friends and family in a home that is both affordable and secure and give our children a great start.”

These new homes range from a three-bedroom houses to one bedroom flats.

The announcement comes after South Norfolk Council committed during the setting of its budget earlier this year to investing up to £8 million into the property market in the coming years.

Yvonne Bendle, the district council’s cabinet member for Housing and Public Health, said: “Over the last four years South Norfolk Council has provided more than 950 affordable homes.

“This housing is meeting a genuine local need and is giving young people and their families a better start in life.

“A strong delivery of new affordable homes supports local communities and also the local economy.

“South Norfolk Council has shown that with the right approach we can provide housing options and help prevent homelessness.”