New eco-friendly social homes have been built at the site of the former King’s Arms pub in Mile Cross. A two-bedroom bungalow, five-bedroom house and three four-bedroom houses have been completed, and will be let through the council’s housing register.
This site was compulsory purchased by Labour-run Norwich City Council in 2020, after it was left to stand derelict for years by its previous owner.
The homes here are built to high environmental standards, resulting both in reduced carbon emissions and lower bills for residents. Each property has extra insulation, air source heat pumps, triple glazing, solar panels and an electric vehicle charging point. This is yet another example of Norwich Labour’s commitment to delivering social, economic and environmental justice.
Cllr Gail Harris, cabinet member for social housing, says:
“Turning this deserted plot into much-needed homes is a fantastic outcome for the city and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to social housing. Purchasing the King Arms site to benefit the community is an example of how we are being creative to address the demand for affordable housing while staying true to our environmental ambitions. It has been wonderful to meet some of the new residents already getting settled just in time for Christmas, and I hope they’ll all be very happy.”
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