Broadland Housing consulting with Edgefield villagers over plans to build 22 new homes

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File photo dated 22/01/08 of houses in south Derbyshire as seven in 10 people believe the difficulty in getting a mortgage is a serious problem in the current housing market, a survey has found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday March 20, 2015. Nearly one in three (32%) people said the ability for people generally to get a mortgage or remortgage was a "very serious" problem, and a further 40% described the issue as "somewhat serious", according to the research carried out for consumer group the HomeOwners Alliance and conveyancing firm myhomemove. The survey included homeowners as well as people trying to get onto the property ladder. Nearly four in five (78%) of aspiring homeowners said getting a mortgage was a serious problem for people generally, while for people who were on the first rung of the property ladder this figure was 75%. The findings suggested that despite mortgage rates being at rock bottom levels and mortgage support initiatives such as Help to Buy, many people still saw the prospec - Credit: PA

A village field could be turned into new homes by a housing association.

Broadland Housing is consulting with residents in Edgefield, near Holt, about building 22 properties on the edge of the village off Rectory Road.

It is also in discussion with North Norfolk District Council, which will consider the application, after it has been submitted.

The proposal has so far been discussed in the village at public meetings with Broadland Housing staff.

A Broadland Housing spokesman said no plans were 'set in stone' during the consultation phase.

But she said the current proposal was for 22 homes - 10 of which would be on the open market, four would be for shared ownership and eight would be for affordable rent.

Joyce Tinsley, 71, from Barningham Road in Edgefield, said she and her husband were concerned about the development bringing more traffic onto the busy main road through the village.

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She said: 'We are quite happy with the village as it is. We don't know who will come and buy them because there is no shop in the village and not many amenities. We are not that keen on having the houses.'

She added the couple, as well as other villagers, were concerned the housing development would encroach onto a public footpath from the Norwich Road to Rectory Road, used by many villagers.

Edgefield Parish Council clerk Kirsty Cotgrove said she had not received any negative comments from residents.