Norfolk County Council-owned property company Repton has appointed Norwich-based partnership homes developer Lovell to build more than 400 homes in Norfolk.
The proposals will bring new homes to Acle, between Norwich and Great Yarmouth; Hopton, just north of Lowestoft and Attleborough, between Norwich and Thetford.
The homes will be the first to be delivered through Repton which has been set up to help raise funds for the Council by releasing its surplus land for development.
The plans will create brand-new two-, three- and four-bedroom homes for sale and affordable properties on Council-owned land which already has outline planning permission. Construction is set to start in early 2020.
Lovell, which has a strong record of working with local authorities and other partner organisations across England, Wales and Scotland to bring forward high-quality housing, will provide full development services to Repton, including managing the planning and design of the new homes, building them and supplying sales and aftercare services.
Cllr Barry Stone, Chairman of Norfolk County Council’s Business and Property Committee, comments:
“Repton was created to maximise income from Norfolk County Council land that we no longer need for its current use and ultimately generate revenue for the council. At its Board meeting, Lovell was chosen as the preferred development partner. As a local company with an excellent track record of delivering quality housing schemes both locally and nationally, it was regarded as the best choice. The first development for the partnership will be at Acle followed by housing developments at Attleborough and Hopton in due course.”
Lovell regional managing director Simon Medler says:
“We are excited to have been selected as Repton’s development partner for this major new-build homes programme.
“Lovell has extensive experience of using its development expertise to help local authorities bring forward much-needed brand-new homes on publicly-owned land. Our team is looking forward to using that experience on this project which will significantly increase the supply of new homes locally.”