Families urged to have a say on new Norwich homes plans

Families across Norwich have been urged to have their say on whether hundreds of new homes should be built around the city.

The site of Lakenham Sports and Leisure Centre, the sports hall at Wensum Lodge, land owned by Bartram Mowers, off Bluebell Road and the Heigham Waterworks site have all been put forward as potential sites. They are among a dozen extra locations earmarked for inclusion on Norwich City Council's site allocations development plan document – a blueprint for where development will happen. The public has already had its say on scores of sites. But consultation started yesterday on the latest schemes put forward, including:

? At least 65 homes and open space at part of the former Lakenham Sports and Leisure Centre site in Cricket Ground Road, Lakenham.

? Some 250 homes at the Gothic Works in Kerrison Road/Hardy Road. The site is owned by ATB Laurence Scott, but, according to the council report, the company has 'indicated a medium-term desire to relocate their business elsewhere in the city'.

? A development for the elderly on land to the west of Bluebell Road in Eaton, the former Bartram Mowers site.


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? Fifty homes at the site of the Wensum Lodge Sports Hall in King Street.

? Fifty homes on land to the east of Bishop Bridge Road in Thorpe Hamlet and 20 homes following the demolition of the gas holder in Gas Hill, Thorpe Hamlet.

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? At least 250 homes, offices, leisure facilities and shops next to Norwich City's stadium in Carrow Road.

Bert Bremner, cabinet member for planning and transportation at City Hall, said: 'We want to hear anything and everything – people in favour, people against and people with suggestions and opinions. This really is consultation.'

The consultation will continue until Friday, September 30. Further details are available at the Millennium Library at The Forum in Norwich and in planning reception at City Hall, where people can fill in response forms.

People can visit www.norwich.gov.uk and click on the current consultations section to see the various schemes and have their say. They can also comment by calling 0344 9803333, by writing to Planning Policy and Project Team, Room 336, City Hall, Norwich, NR2 1NH or by emailing ldf@norwich.gov.uk

What do you think of the possibility of development on those sites? Let us know your views by writing to Evening News Letters, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich NR1 1RE or email eveningnewsletters@archant.co.uk

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