The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk: Engagement event for community-led housing development in Hunstanton

NEWS RELEASE

Anyone in the Hunstanton area who is interested in buying or renting a property on the new Sheep Field Community Housing Development is invited to come along to a community consultation and engagement event on Thursday, 22 February 2018.
Hunstanton Town Council is hosting this drop-in session at the town hall between 2pm and 7pm.
People attending will be able to find out more about this small development of approximately 30 homes. They will be able to speak with the project team and also find out what being involved with a community-led housing development means.  The will be able to find out about eligibility criteria and be able to register their interest in the properties and getting involved with the project.
Cllr Adrian Lawrence, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: "We have received some government funding to provide a community-led housing development.  The Sheep Field, near Tesco in Hunstanton, has been identified and will feature approximately 30 homes.  These will predominantly be affordable, helping to meet the needs of local people who are finding it increasingly difficult to get on the housing ladder.  Preference for these low-cost homes will be given to local people."
"This innovative scheme also means the people who could potentially be living on this site, can get involved in the internal design of the properties as well as forming a community to design some of the external areas and to come up with arrangements for the future management of the site.  It is a very different approach and we are very much looking forward to working with the local community on this project."
Anyone unable to attend the drop-in session can still register their interest by getting in touch with Community Housing Delivery Officer Anna Clarke - anna.clarke@north-norfolk.gov.uk.