Proposals for 800 homes in Cringleford set for approval

An aerial view of the site at Newfound Farm, Cringleford, where Barratt Homes wants to build 800 hom

An aerial view of the site at Newfound Farm, Cringleford, where Barratt Homes wants to build 800 homes. Photo by Mike Page. - Credit: Mike Page Photography

Proposals for 800 homes on the south-western outskirts of Norwich are recommended for approval at a meeting next week.

Outline planning permission is being sought by Barratt Eastern Counties and the John Innes Foundation for the development at Newfound Farm, Colney Lane in Cringleford.

The proposals also include a new primary school with early years facility, a small local centre, public recreational open space, allotments and community woodland. Some of the new homes would be available as affordable housing.

Cringleford has been earmarked for an extra 1,200 homes by 2026 in Greater Norwich Development Partnership's Joint Core Strategy, but an application for about 400 homes in the parish was refused in August.

The new application, which is for the remaining 800 of the 1,200 homes, is set for approval, subject to conditions, at South Norfolk Council's special meeting of the development management committee at 2.30pm on Wednesday, October 22.

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A spokesman for Cringleford Parish Council said it would not be commenting on the plans until next week.

The site currently comprises a mixture of arable and pasture land, partially enclosed by hedgerows and a small block of woodland.

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