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Cabinet minister Eric Pickles to visit east Norfolk council homes

PUBLISHED: 16:19 30 January 2014 | UPDATED: 16:19 30 January 2014

Eric Pickles. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Eric Pickles. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Cabinet minister Eric Pickles will be in Norfolk tomorrow to visit the site of the first new council homes being built in the Great Yarmouth borough for 20 years.

Mr Pickles, the secretary of state for communities and local government, will be in Caister-on-Sea to watch the construction of 12 much-needed homes going up across three sites.

The council homes project is being delivered by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, with the Great Yarmouth Development Company, and the properties are designed to be the ‘council homes of the future’, cutting both tenants’ carbon emissions and energy bills.

On site, Mr Pickles will meet GYBC leader Councillor Trevor Wainwright and cabinet member for communities Councillor Penny Linden, along with representatives from design and build contractor, Beattie Passive Norse.

GYBC approved plans to build 12 new homes as in-fill developments on existing borough council housing estates last year.

“This visit is important national recognition that the borough council is leading the way in delivering models for the council homes of the future, which both reduce tenants’ carbon emissions and energy bills through reduced heat-loss,” said Mr Wainwright.

Mr Pickles will be accompanied by Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis.

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  • he's not coming to Downham, deary - he's going to Yarmouth....

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    Shirley Stalker

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • again no promise that local people will get these much needed places . Same old story . Whats the point of building these places if local people are not going to get them . Even frank field mp has said this . Immigration is taking housing stock which should be for our young and old

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    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Another opportunity for Nobbs to have a go at Eric Pickles about delaying the incinerator. Give him what for George, antagonise him a little bit more.

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    Honest John

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Twelve houses. I am overcome by the size of this building project. Keep it up Tories and within the next thousand or so years we may have enough social housing to solve the problem.

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    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Always nice to see my dear Eric again.

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    Jack Bantoft

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Going to watch the construction of houses,typical politician, watching other people do all the work ,doesn't he have any of his own to do?

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    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Good to see the Minister on a visit here.

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    Dr Barrington-Smythe

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

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