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Consultation out for 170 new proposed homes in Holt

PUBLISHED: 06:45 19 June 2014 | UPDATED: 09:15 19 June 2014

Plan for a proposed development of 170 new homes in Holt. Picture: Gladman

Plan for a proposed development of 170 new homes in Holt. Picture: Gladman

Archant

Households and businesses have been asked to comment on an application for 170 new homes in Holt, planned for greenfield land

The site, on land south of Edinburgh Road, is currently undeveloped, lying close to Holt Country Park.

Some 730 consultation leaflets delivered in the town by developers Gladman stressed that the new homes would help to address the current shortage of housing within north Norfolk.

Gladman said the development would include about 170 homes of varying sizes with an agreed number of the homes providing affordable housing for local people.

The leaflet said the site was well located with good access to existing community facilities and the local transport network.

It added: “The proposal will provide new homes to sustain the vitality and viability of the local community.”

Holt town councillor Jono Read said he had heard people express concerns about increased traffic, the development of greenfield land and its proximity to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

North Norfolk District Council is yet to receive a planning application for the proposed homes.

Nearby plans for 153 new homes to be built on a trio of plots of land at Gresham’s School are awaiting a decision from the district council after being backed by Holt town councillors.

And permission for a 14.2 hectare site in Heath Farm, Hempstead Road, was given the go-ahead when district councillors gave officers delegated authority to approve the 215-home development.

Visit www.your-views.co.uk/holt to leave a comment about the development.

What do you think about the proposed new development in Holt?

Write to nnn.letters@archant.co.uk including your name and full contact details.

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