The Norfolk County Council in the UK has launched a prior information notice (PIN) seeking a strategic partner who can develop affordable extra care either as a standalone scheme or as part of a larger program of up to 10 schemes. As part of the strategic partnership, Norfolk County Council has some land that has been declared surplus to the needs of the council that could be used, subject to feasibility, for extra care. An example will be supplied to interested parties who wish to have a conversation re this opportunity.
Norfolk County Council has ambitions to increase the affordable housing options for older people as the age, so that they can continue living in homes with the benefits of care on-site and peace of mind of a social community. Whilst the council has minimum units for an extra care scheme (60+) and recognizes the HAPPI standards for space and light, it does not seek to constrict the development to just and welcomes opportunities for larger care villages or mixed schemes, where extra care may only be a contributing part of a larger development.
The contract notice is expected to be published on January 08, 2021.