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River Wensum

Renewable energy to flow from river into council homes

Published on Wednesday, 1st September 2021

An innovative heating system using water from the River Wensum is set to achieve a major reduction in carbon emissions from a city council housing development, if proposals receive approval.

  • Prevention at the heart of Norfolk councils’ joint homelessness strategy

    Published: Thursday, 18th March 2021

    Covid-19 has left many people struggling financially, but three local councils are now better prepared to step in and help those who find themselves in housing need.

  • New roles announced to oversee key city services

    Published: Wednesday, 4th November 2020

    The city council is set to welcome three new faces following the successful appointment of three key roles to lead the workforce dedicated to delivering many vital city services for residents.

  • Goldsmith Street

    Goldsmith Street named Britain’s Best New Building

    Published: Wednesday, 9th October 2019

    Goldsmith Street, the city’s ground-breaking development of eco-efficient council homes, was awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize at a ceremony in London on Tuesday night (8 October) .

  • Goldsmith Street, Passivhaus development

    New eco-houses become homes

    Published: Friday, 1st February 2019

    The first residents are settling into their new homes at Norwich City Council’s award winning Goldsmith Street development in Norwich.

  • Low-energy housing developments shortlisted for coveted award

    Published: Wednesday, 14th November 2018

    Our award-winning housing development on Goldsmith Street has helped to wow judges after the city council was shortlisted for a top accolade in next year’s prestigious LGC Awards.

  • NPPS services website

    National accolade for council’s homelessness services

    Published: Wednesday, 1st August 2018

    Norwich City Council has been recognised for its ongoing commitment to providing excellent homelessness services by being awarded ‘gold standard’ status from the National Practitioner Support Service.

  • Councillors and staff pictured at Goldsmith Street.

    City’s major eco homes project underway

    Published: Thursday, 19th January 2017

    A ground breaking ceremony was held at Goldsmith Street on Thursday (19 January) at a site that is set to be one of the largest collections of energy efficient homes ever built in the city.

  • Cllr Waters hands over keys to new council house to delighted family.

    Family delighted with new home

    Published: Wednesday, 19th October 2016

    A local family were delighted to receive the keys to a new council-owned property which promises to make a massive difference to their daily lives.

  • Councillors view plans for new homes

    City’s first eco homes take shape

    Published: Friday, 23rd September 2016

    City councillors made a special visit to Mile Cross this week to the development site of what is hoped will be the city’s most energy efficient homes.

  • City’s first eco homes move a step closer

    Published: Friday, 20th May 2016

    The creation of what is hoped will be the city’s most energy efficient homes moved a step closer this week with the arrival of timber frames at the city council’s new development in Mile Cross.

  • Martin & Co Norwich is the first organisation to be officially approved under the scheme

    Working together to raise standards in private housing

    Published: Monday, 18th April 2016

    Tenants in private rented accommodation in Norwich will benefit from a new property registration scheme being launched today.

  • City council leading the way

    Published: Friday, 15th January 2016

    Norwich is being put at the forefront of the development of energy efficient homes thanks to the city council’s ambitious building programme

  • Development company business plan gets go-ahead

    Published: Friday, 15th January 2016

    A Norwich City Council-owned development company is ready to get underway with its first project, following approval of a business plan by the authority’s cabinet.