Plans setting out how a village on the edge of Norwich should grow over the next 14 years have been resubmitted after officials criticised an earlier version of the scheme. 

Trowse with Newton Parish Council has lodged its neighbourhood plan with South Norfolk Council (SNC) for the second time after officers said it “fundamentally” went against planning policies.  

The neighbourhood plan is intended to outline how the area should develop between now and 2038. 

It does not set out specific areas for houses to be built but provides 14 policies for the district to follow when determining planning applications in the village. 

Eastern Daily Press: Trowse village signTrowse village sign (Image: copyright: Archant 2013)  

SNC officials criticised the plan at a meeting in September, suggesting it was not realistic, with councillors telling the parish authority to go back and reconsider. 

Officials had a variety of concerns, including that the proposal's attempts to restrict the height of new homes were unlikely to be approved by government inspectors, who must authorise all neighbourhood plans. 

Officials said the height of the homes suggested by the parish council was lower than already approved applications for sites like the Deal Ground, a site on the edge of the community, and it was “not clear how the policy had been derived”. 

The parish has altered the plan, so it is less strict regarding building heights tapering towards the edge of the village. 

The plans will go back before SNC’s cabinet on Monday, with officers recommending it goes out to consultation. 

SNC officials said: “On reviewing the re-submitted Neighbourhood Plan, it appears that the vast majority of the concerns that officers had identified have now been addressed.” 

Trowse, which was originally built to house workers for the Colman's factory, is a small village, with a population of just 880 according to the 2021 Census.  

It is faced with significant growth on its doorstep, with 670 homes planned for the Deal Ground and May Gurney sites, and a new development on White Horse Lane.