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Views wanted on proposals for more than 500 new homes in Sprowston

PUBLISHED: 16:26 03 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:26 03 May 2018

People’s views are wanted on proposals for more than 500 new homes at White House Farm in Sprowston. Photo: Google

People’s views are wanted on proposals for more than 500 new homes at White House Farm in Sprowston. Photo: Google

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People’s views are wanted on proposals for more than 500 new homes at White House Farm in Sprowston.

A consortium of developers is preparing an outline planning application for the 23 hectare site, located north of Salhouse Road.

The proposed development sits adjacent to the Manor Park estate on Blue Boar Lane, which was built by the same group.

Alongside the new 516 homes, the scheme will include a local centre large enough for four retail outlets, as well as play areas.

Developers Hopkins Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey are now seeking people’s views on the proposals ahead of an application being submitted to Broadland District Council later this month.

Bidwells, on behalf of the developers, said any comments will be taken into consideration.

The site, referred to as Phase 2 of the White House Farm development, is allocated for mixed use in Broadland’s local plan.

Phase one of the scheme, which was for 1,233 homes, was granted permission by the council in 2011.

Bidwells’ consultation website said: “Through the phase 1 development, the consortium has already delivered much needed infrastructure to the area, including a new link road and other secondary roads and utility capacity, alongside land and contributions for a new primary school.”

It added phase two will safeguard further areas of woodland for “informal recreation”.

Access to the proposed site will be from various points along Mallard Way and the new spine road, called Atlantic Avenue.

There will be no “direct” vehicle access onto Salhouse Road.

The proposals include 7.39 hectares of public open space.

The consultation website said: “The majority will be informal open space, which will include existing areas of woodland and other areas of landscaping.

“In addition, there will be over 2 hectares of formal open space, which will include a multi-use games area.”

Should the plans be approved, it is envisaged development will begin in January 2020, with the first homes occupied in September that year. Developers are hoping to complete the development in 2025.

People have until 5pm on May 18 to comment on the plans before they are submitted. Visit www.phase2sprowston.co.uk.


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