Seven warehouses and factory buildings have been torn down in Great Yarmouth to make way for a development of 82 houses.

Demolition work on the south side of The Conge is now complete and the first phase of the project has received additional support from the government’s Future High Streets Fund and the OPE Brownfield Land Release Fund. 

A public consultation on the plans opened on Monday, April 15, and includes the opportunity for people to see the proposals at Great Yarmouth Town Hall on Wednesday, April 17.

Depending on planning approval, works to construct the first 32 houses will begin next year. 

Great Yarmouth Mercury: A visualisation of The Conge redevelopment. A visualisation of The Conge redevelopment. (Image: Great Yarmouth Borough Council)

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The council will work with Broadland Housing Association and Orwell Housing Association for the next five years to build homes in the borough.

Carl Smith, borough council leader, said: ‘’We are delighted to be working with Broadland and Orwell. We are determined to deliver new, high-quality homes for our residents because we know there is increasing demand.

"By working in partnership with two such experienced and expert organisations we will be able to ensure regeneration takes place at a pace we simply wouldn’t be able to deliver on our own. 

‘’The Conge is such a vital link from the railway station to the town centre and a major new housing development at the site clearly demonstrates our ambition for the future of our borough.’’ 

In a joint statement Andrew Savage, Broadland’s executive director development, and Greg Dodds, Orwell’s assistant director of development and growth, said: ‘’Orwell and Broadland are both locally based and have a long track record of providing quality homes for rent and sale across Norfolk and Suffolk. 

‘’The strategic partnership with Great Yarmouth Borough Council is an exciting opportunity to work in collaboration over the coming years to support delivery of new homes across the borough."

They said the application at The Conge will help to transform a brownfield site into "high-quality, well-designed and attractive housing which will provide much-needed affordable accommodation in the town centre".