Broadland District Council is celebrating the news that the Minister for Housing, Communities & Local Government is backing the council’s vision for growth by awarding funding of £160,000 from the Land Release Fund.
The Land Release Fund aims to support councils to unlock land to build homes and the councils 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.
The development of the site will be delivered by Broadland Growth Limited (a joint venture between Broadland District Council and the NPS Group).
In a letter to the council, 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.
Cllr Andrew Proctor, Leader of Broadland District Council, and Chairman of Broadland Growth, welcomed the news that the growth agenda, which the council has been working to over a number of years, is gaining recognition.
“Our ambitious growth plans have always shown the council punching above its weight in terms of what we have been able to deliver. 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.