Proposal for 105 houses in a Norfolk village submitted

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
8:56 AM

Proposals to build up to 105 houses in a county village have been put forward.

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Applicant Generator Group LLP is hoping to develop a 3.25-hectare area of land to the south of Yarmouth Road and north of Lingwood Road, Blofield.

Initial designs submitted to Broadland District Council also include a play area and a community recreation area, which is capable of containing a BMX track, skate park or tennis court.

Between 249 and 292 car parking spaces are proposed along with two ways to access the site. One is via Lingwood Road for pedestrian, cycle and emergency vehicles, while the main access will be via Yarmouth Road to the north of the site.

The original plan was for between 70 and 100 properties. But Iceni Projects, representing Generator, said it explained at a meeting last month a “smaller scheme could not deliver the same benefits”.

It is proposed there will be eight one-bedroom properties, 12 two-bedroom, 42 three-bedroom and 43 four-bedroom.

Forty-three of the properties are classed as affordable housing.

A masterplan showing how the development could be built on the land has been produced.

Documents state: “Given that this is an outline application, there are of course many issues that will be subject to approval via a reserved matters application.

“The project team is committed to working with the parish council and local community in the future to agree what is delivered - for example, the final proposal for an outdoor recreation facility will be a decision made at the local level, and the ultimate nature of affordable housing provision will be influenced locally.”

David Ward, vice-chairman of the parish council, said he personally would prefer fewer houses, although he was pleased to see a BMX track suggested.

Mr Ward added: “It’s a nice development mind you but I think the general opinion is there’s a few too many houses.

Blofield Parish Council is to discuss the plan and form an official view to contribute to the consultation at its next meeting.

This will take place next Tuesday at Blofield Court House, Main Hall, from 8pm.

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8 comments

  • It will be an mini estate ghetto by the look of it !Affordable...Social...Council Houses all the same thing just a PC title.

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    Albert Cooper

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • ..and you don't want working class people in your lovely village do you Albert?

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    Martin

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • 'Affordable housing' as we like to call it now is not the same as social housing. It is generally a very small box of a house or a flat which is shared between a Housing Association and a 'owner occupier'...you still need to find a sizeable deposit and pay rent as well as paying a share of the mortgage..Any new development has to have 30% set aside for 'Affordable housing' or Social housing. I have myself lived on a new build development as a Social tenant..never again, thanks, house was too small and area was too built up, like living in a gold fish bowl...and I was made to feel like an outsider by the 'mortgage payers' who even tried to set up a petition to 'Stop the Council tenants from buying their homes' ...enough said!

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    delgirl

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • I don't think people have a problem with working class having somewhere to live, but the emphasis must be on the word "Working"

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    ggj666

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • NIMBY time I'd say

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    KeithS

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Martin I don,t live in a village,but dislike ghettos of any sort

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    Albert Cooper

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • "249 and 292 car parking spaces are proposed"---- i bet its less than 249 when finished. "Forty-three of the properties are classed as affordable housing"--- how do they come up with that figure? Affordable to who?

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    ggj666

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • "Could not deliver the same benefits" Benefits to whom?? profit to the developer?? amenties to the home occupiers? ratestaxes to the council? i do wish they would spell out what benefits would be missing!

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    canuk

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

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