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First residents move onto new north Norfolk estate

PUBLISHED: 07:58 30 September 2020 | UPDATED: 18:32 30 September 2020

Paul Dawson, left, has become the first new affordable housing resident of a development off Holt Road in Edgefield. He is pictured with Michael Newey of Broadland Housing and Liz Ley of Wellington. Picture: Newman Associates PR

Paul Dawson, left, has become the first new affordable housing resident of a development off Holt Road in Edgefield. He is pictured with Michael Newey of Broadland Housing and Liz Ley of Wellington. Picture: Newman Associates PR

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A 12-dwelling affordable housing development has just been finished in north Norfolk, with the first residents already picking up their keys.

Paul Dawson, a retired electrical engineer, became the first new tenant of the Broadland Housing Association estate off the B1149 Holt Road at Edgefield, south of Holt.

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Mr Dawson, 57, said he was thrilled to have moved into his new one-bedroom bungalow after previously living in a damp, privately-rented house in Briston, which was aggravating a number of health issues he has.

He said: “This is a fabulous home. It’s the exact opposite of where I was living – modern, well-designed, and stylish.”

The affordable homes are part of an overall 22-dwelling, £3.6 million development built by Lowestoft-based contractor Wellington.

Nine of the affordable homes are for rent while the other three are for shared ownership.


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