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1,000th new affordable home handed over by trust

Victory Housing Trust development director Mark Burghall hands over the keys to Jane Craske. Picture: Andy Newman

Victory Housing Trust development director Mark Burghall hands over the keys to Jane Craske. Picture: Andy Newman

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The keys to the 1,000th affordable home built by north Norfolk’s Victory Housing Trust have been handed over.

It means the social housing landlord has built a new affordable home every four-and-a-half days for the past 12 years.

The property is one of six homes built in Campingfields Lane, Stalham in a £700,000 development which forms part of a wider initiative to build new affordable homes on derelict former garage sites throughout north Norfolk.

Jane Craske, who picked up the keys after facing eviction from her Sheringham home, said: “It is so nice to get my own home and know that it is secure, somewhere I can really call home.

“Everything is new, and it’s a really nice community in Stalham.”

Victory housing director Christine Candlish said: “We remain committed to accelerating our programme of creating new affordable homes to meet the pressing need in our part of the county.”

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