Proposals to build 88 new zero-carbon homes have been set out in a consultation, highlighting the council’s ambitious plans to add more housing to a growing community on the outskirts of the city.
The 88 planned properties, all of which will be built to high eco-efficient standards, will be provided by the city council-owned housing delivery company Lion Homes (formerly Norwich Regeneration Ltd).
Of the 88 properties, 30 will be affordable homes, featuring a mixture of 1-bed flats and 2, 3 and 4-bed homes on the Three Score site at Bowthorpe.
Following the completion of these planned properties, it will take the total number of city council delivered homes built on the site to 155, continuing the city council’s century-long legacy of being a home provider.
Councillor Mike Stonard, leader of the council, said:
“Norwich has a strong tradition of council house building and I’m proud of the achievements of our development programme over recent years.
“The council plays a key role in the city by identifying opportunities for development, providing funding and unlocking land – Three Score is a great example of what we can achieve, delivering a significant number of new good quality homes for residents, as well as a boost to the wider economy.”
This scheme is the fourth phase of the ambitious and partially-completed residential development at Bowthorpe on land owned by the council. This latest phase of housing will be located to the east of Saxoncote Avenue.
The wider site already has the benefit of outline planning permission for approximately 1,000 homes, which was granted in July 2013, with the early phases of housing and a care home having been completed.
A consultation on this latest planned phase of development at Three Score has now opened following a public exhibition earlier this week to seek views on the draft plans.
Councillor Beth Jones, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member responsible for housing, said:
“What we are seeing built at Three Score is a real sense of community, as well as providing social and affordable homes that are helping meet the city’s need for new, good quality housing.
“It’s so exciting to see the finishing touches being made to the latest homes and I’m looking forward to welcoming in new residents.
“I’d encourage everyone to have a look at the plans for the next stage of this exciting project.”
The consultation will close on 22 November. For more information visit Lion Homes.