Call for information on new Wymondham homes plan

South Norfolk Council has asked a developer for more information about its plans to build up to 550 new homes to the south of Wymondham.

Pelham Holdings Ltd, who last year withdrew plans to build up 3,000 homes next to Silfield Road, has put forward a new application for houses and community facilities on land at Park Farm.

Members of the public will not be consulted on the plans until the company has considered submitting an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which evaluates the effects major developments may have on local environments, at the instruction of the council.

A spokesman for South Norfolk Council said it was awaiting the developer's reply to the request.

The proposals, which are currently with the authority, include the construction of up to 550 new homes, which vary from one bedroom to five bedroom properties.

Up to 40pc of the homes are reserved as affordable housing.

A new community centre, children's play areas, village greens and a wetland wildlife habitat were also outlined within the development.

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The plans also include new sports pitches for the use of Wymondham High School.

The planning document said: 'The Park Farm development seeks to create a 21st century neighbourhood for south Wymondham founded on low carbon sustainable principles which respect and enhance Wymondham's cultural and environmental assets.'

Pelham Holdings has worked collaboratively on the masterplan with fellow developer Endurance Estates, which intends to build up to 800 new homes, as well as a primary school, shops and allotments, on a neighbouring site.

Endurance Estates held a two-day public exhibition about their plans last year, but they have not yet put in a formal application

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