Housing partnership will deliver 46 new affordable homes in Martham

Work has started on a £7.8 million project to build 46 new affordable homes in Martham, Norfolk. The homes, which will welcome tenants at the end of this year, will be built by local developer, Wellington, which has a long track record of delivering high-quality affordable homes in the region.

With the help of funding from Homes England, the development will offer 30 homes available at affordable rent, meaning tenants pay rent which is cheaper than the average charged by private landlords. 16 homes will also be available for shared ownership, where people can part rent and part buy a home.

Mark Burghall, Director of Development at Flagship Group said: “We are delighted to be working with Wellington once again; this is an excellent example of a true partnership being able to create and fulfil an opportunity which wouldn’t otherwise have existed.

“These new homes will provide much-needed affordable homes for rent in Martham, as well as giving people the opportunity to get their foot on the property ladder and move us one step closer to our vision of solving the housing crisis in the East of England.”

Wellington managing director Paul Pitcher said: “We are very pleased to be working with Flagship once again, and to be creating 46 much-needed new affordable homes in Martham.  We identified a real opportunity to deliver affordable homes on this site after the land was introduced to us.

“As a locally-based firm, we take great pride in building top quality affordable homes in the area, as well as open-market homes, and we have done so at many sites across Norfolk and Suffolk.  Not only is this providing homes for local people, but it is also creating employment for local people as well.”