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Great Yarmouth Borough Council signs major new strategic partnership with leading housing associations

Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC) has signalled its ambition to deliver significant regeneration after signing a new strategic partnership with two leading housing associations.

GYBC, Broadland Housing Association and Orwell Housing Association will work together for the next five years to help fulfil the council's vision of continued regeneration in the borough by increasing the number of new homes and the speed at which they can be built.

The first project the organisations will work on is a plan for 82 new homes at The Conge in Great Yarmouth.

Demolition work on the south side of The Conge is now complete and the first phase of the project has received additional support from the Government's Future High Streets Fund and the OPE Brownfield Land Release Fund.

A public consultation on the plans for The Conge opens today (Monday, April 15) and includes the opportunity for people to see the proposals at Great Yarmouth Town Hall on Wednesday (April 17). Depending upon planning approval, works to construct the first 32 homes will begin next year.

Carl Smith, leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: ''We are delighted to be working with Broadland and Orwell.

''We are determined to deliver new, high-quality homes for our residents because we know there is increasing demand. By working in partnership with two such experienced and expert organisations we will be able to ensure regeneration takes place at a pace we simply wouldn't be able to deliver on our own.

''The Conge is such a vital link from the railway station to the town centre and a major new housing development at the site clearly demonstrates our ambition for the future of our borough.''

In a joint statement Andrew Savage, Broadland's executive director development, and Greg Dodds, Orwell's assistant director of development and growth, said:

''Orwell and Broadland are both locally based and have a long track record of providing quality homes for rent and sale across Norfolk and Suffolk. The strategic partnership with Great Yarmouth Borough Council is an exciting opportunity to work in collaboration over the coming years to support delivery of new homes across the borough.

"Orwell and Broadland are delighted to bring forward this iconic site in the centre of Great Yarmouth as the first project under the partnership.

''The application at The Conge will help to transform a brownfield site into high-quality, well-designed and attractive housing which will provide much-needed affordable accommodation in the town centre."

Alongside ongoing public realm improvements in the town centre, the work at The Conge will create a gateway connecting the railway station to the newly completed market, the new multi-million-pound library, university and learning centre, The Place - due to be completed next winter - and complement any future development of North Quay.

ยท       Prior to the submission of a planning application for the first phase of homes, people are being invited to view and comment on the proposals at If you would like to view the plans in person, details will be available in The Atrium of the Town Hall in Great Yarmouth on Wednesday, April 17, between 11am and 4pm.

Last modified on 15 April 2024

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