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Last Updated: Saturday, 16 September 2006, 10:07 GMT 11:07 UK
'Green' housing project planned
Saul's Wharf
The development will include energy-efficient apartments
Companies are to be invited to tender in the Autumn for a 6m "green" housing and shops development in a rundown part of a seaside resort.

The East of England Development Agency (EEDA) has appointed sustainable homes advisor Faber Maunsell to oversee its new project in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

A development at Saul's Wharf, Cobholm, will include energy-efficient apartments, shops and a creche area.

The scheme is part of a regeneration scheme in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

Features to maximise energy efficiency and reduce unwanted emissions are included in the design prepared by architects, on behalf of EEDA.

'Kick start regeneration'

Outline plans for the scheme were approved by Great Yarmouth Borough Council earlier this year.

EEDA said: "This landmark development on the Great Yarmouth waterfront will be one of the first projects to take shape within the 1st East urban regeneration area in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

George Bennett, EEDA's regional renaissance manager, said: "This innovative development is designed to have low energy needs and low emissions.

"It is the first of EEDA's planned housing demonstrator schemes and once built it will act as an example to all those working in the construction and engineering industry in the region on how to build high quality, sustainable and environmentally friendly homes and buildings.

"It will also help to kick start the wider regeneration of this deprived area of Great Yarmouth."

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