It was a privilege to be at the official opening ceremony and breaking ground of the new Carrow Quay development last week. In the pictures with me are Cllr Gail Harris, cabinet member for housing at Norwich City Council, Broadland Chief Executive Michael Newey, James Carter of RG Carter and Chris Stammers of Ingleton Wood – the architects for the scheme.
The first 60 homes here are to be for social rental, and in the general the development will contain a mix of affordable rent, shared ownership and open market apartments – all 1 or 2 bedroom. There’s much need for high-quality, affordable housing here in Norwich so it was great to see this development get underway and hear from those involved how it will progress.
I’m a passionate supporter of social housing and this new development is great news for the people of Norwich. These new affordable rent flats will not only provide much-needed homes, but also stability in people’s lives.