October 24 2014 Latest news:
By ADAM GRETTON
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A national house builder has submitted fresh plans for hundreds of new homes in Attleborough, pre-empting a blueprint for growth in the town.
A scheme for 375 homes on the edge of Attleborough was refused by Breckland Councillors in June following concerns from local residents.
But officials from Taylor Wimpey have submitted new proposals for the site off London Road as well as outline plans for new employment land.
The developer wants to build a “new neighbourhood” on the south west fringe of the town with 375 new homes on 10ha of land and build up to 12,000sqm of employment floorspace on almost 4ha of greenfield land.
The latest plans come as Attleborough is earmarked for 4,000 new homes and around 2,000 new jobs by 2026. However, Breckland Council’s Attleborough and Snetterton Heath Area Action Plan (ASHAAP) has not yet been completed.
District councillors rejected the proposals for 375 homes earlier in the year because they pre-empted the ASHAAP and there were highway concerns.
In a design and access statement submitted to Breckland Council, the developer said the existing road network could accommodate the additional traffic and there would be two junctions serving the London Road homes and an extra one serving the employment area.
It added that a travel plan had been prepared to reduce single car occupancy use to the residential site and improved pedestrian and cycle links to the town centre were provided
The plans add that the scheme aimed to be mixed-use small scale urban addition in Attleborough with a “high quality design”.
The proposals also include plans for 39 new allotments over 1ha and 2.34ha of public open space, including a junior football pitch.
Residents have until October 8 to comment on the scheme, which is set to be determined by the end of the year.