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Thetford tenants move into low-cost homes

PUBLISHED: 21:29 17 January 2010 | UPDATED: 21:52 07 July 2010

Rebecca Gough

A multi-million pound affordable housing scheme was unveiled in Thetford as tenants were formally welcomed into their new homes.

The 15-home scheme on Saxon Bank includes triple glazed windows to minimise heat loss, large glass panes on all south-facing walls to harness the heat of the sun and special insulation.

A multi-million pound affordable housing scheme was unveiled in Thetford as tenants were formally welcomed into their new homes.

The 15-home scheme on Saxon Bank includes triple glazed windows to minimise heat loss, large glass panes on all south-facing walls to harness the heat of the sun and special insulation.

Air source heating systems also recycle heat and sustainable materials such as timber were used to keep the development's carbon footprint to a minimum.

The mix of one, two and three-bedroom houses and flats will be available to people on Breckland Council's housing register.

Executive member for planning, health and house at the council, said: “We know local people and our local communities need and want these developments. We are committed to increasing affordable housing and good quality homes for Breckland that we can all be proud of.”

The £2m Suffolk Housing Society scheme was officially opened by chairman of Breckland council, John Rogers, who unveiled a specially commissioned paving stone.

Managing director of development company Iceni Homes, said: “This is a shining example of high quality, sustainable development which we hope will set a benchmark for the future.”

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