A new housing development, to be delivered by Broadland Growth Limited (a joint venture between NPS Group and Broadland District Council) is set to benefit from £160,000 of funding.
Broadland District Council has been awarded the fund from the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Land Release Fund which supports councils to unlock land to build homes and increase growth within an area.
The council’s bid was based around ambitious plans to build up to 22 new homes with 36% affordable housing at Rosebery Road, Great Plumstead. The council will use the funds to bring the site forward for development by implementing a new water drainage strategy, off-site highway works and a pumping station on site.
Dominic Rabb MP, Minister for State for Housing, outlined that the council’s plans were a perfect example of how local and central government can work together more innovatively and efficiently to transform local communities.
Richard Gawthorpe, Director for NPS and Broadland Growth, said: “This is fantastic news for the Rosebery Road scheme. Following the success of Broadland Growth’s first project, Carrowbreck Meadow in Hellesdon, I am excited that we can bring this great scheme forward and one which will benefit another local community.”
Cllr Andrew Proctor, Leader of Broadland District Council and Chairman of Broadland Growth, welcomed the news that the growth agenda is gaining recognition: “Our vision for Broadland is to support providing more homes for everyone and this funding boost for Great Plumstead supports this ambition. The fact that our own company, Broadland Growth, will deliver this development, alongside recognition from the highest level that our strategy to support and deliver for local communities is in line with the national vision, makes this even better news for the council.”
The Land Release Fund is being administered through a partnership with the Local Government Association and Cabinet Office’s One Public Estate (OPE) programme.