Forest Heath District Council have given the final approval for the development of a site in Brandon to provide 64 affordable homes for Places for People and Cotman Housing Association. The application, submitted by Chaplin Farrant architects, provides for a mix of bungalows, flats, houses which will be available to rent as well as owned via a shared equity scheme.
The site for development borders two counties and thus the permission from two local authorities was required. Breckland Council had approved the application the week before so it fell to Forest Heath to provide the final approval needed to take the site forward.
The 1.53ha site, a mile north of the town centre, had previously been a timber yard and has laid vacant for nearly 10 years, despite having previously received residential planning approval.
Neil Macnab, Director at Chaplin Farrant commented "the design of the dwellings provide a clean, contemporary appearance but with details informed by the local vernacular. We are proud to be involved in this scheme that will provide much needed affordable housing whilst making use of a dereliect site that is ideal for housing."
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