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Housing report slams Yarmouth council

PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:07 30 June 2010

Norfolk and Suffolk councils were yesterday hailed as both among the best and worst in the country for delivering affordable homes, according to a new report.

Norfolk and Suffolk councils were yesterday hailed as both among the best and worst in the country for delivering affordable homes, according to a new report.

Housing charity Shelter has produced a league table detailing how authorities in England are shaping up in delivering affordable homes - properties operated by housing associations or councils for sale or rent at below market rates - compared to their own housing need targets.

Top of the league is South Norfolk Council, which in 2008/09 saw 313 low cost homes built in the district - more than double the 121 homes needed - while Broadland was ranked seventh.

But the charity said that North Norfolk District Council and Great Yarmouth Borough Council, which respectively delivered 7pc and 10pc of the homes needed, are among the worst in the country.

Breckland, Waveney and King's Lynn and West Norfolk councils were also classed as failing to meet their targets - after building fewer than half of the homes

Norwich City Council - which also failed to meet its target - was still rated in the top 25 local authorities because it had achieved 65pc of its target.

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