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Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC) is set to deliver improvements by signing new partnership with two leading housing associations.

Posted by: | 26th April 2024
The Conge, Gt Yarmouth Arch Image

Over the next five years, GYBC, along with Broadland Housing Association and Orwell Housing Association, will be coming together to help fulfil the council’s vision of continued regeneration in the borough. This will be 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.

The demolition work on the south side of The Conge is already finished, and thanks to extra support from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund and the OPE Brownfield Land Release Fund, the first phase of the project is getting underway.

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 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 of 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 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 transform a brownfield site into high-quality, well-designed and attractive housing which will provide much-needed affordable accommodation in the town centre.

Alongside other improvements happening in the town centre, like The Place and the new market, the work at The Conge will create a link from the railway station to these new developments.

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