Yarmouth borough housing developments over the years
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A little over 10 years has seen some of Great Yarmouth borough's green land transformed and some of the area's existing sites renovated to provide housing for hundreds of families.
We are looking back through time at what was there then and what is there now.
Beauchamp Grange, Ormesby
Planning was granted for Beauchamp Grange, also known as Pointers East, in June 2017.
A total 90 homes were built on the site off of Ormesby Road on what used to be farm land.
Developers Persimmon are currently waiting on a decision for their bid to build 665 homes in Caister.
Bluebell Meadow, Bradwell
Persimmon began building Bluebell Meadow in the mid-2010s. The site - which is off the A47/A143 link road - is now in its fifth phase of development and has planned four retail units.
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Once the development is complete, it is expected to have 850 homes on the site.
The former Pontins holiday park in Hemsby has been unoccupied since 2009.
In 2021, development on 276 homes, including 88 holiday units, a convenience store, three small shop units, a public pool, and leisure centre began at the site now known as The Pines.
Magdalen Way, Gorleston
The Cap and Gown was one of Gorleston's well-known pubs. The pub's exterior artwork by the late John Dashwood and its status as a live music venue in the 1980s cemented its legacy in the area.
However, the pub closed in 2009 after its final landlord put the property up for sale due to economic downturn, the smoking ban and anti-social behaviour in the area.
The building was demolished in 2010 and development for 15 new homes began in 2011.
Municipal School Of Art, Great Yarmouth
Built in 1912, the former Great Yarmouth College of Art and Design was Grade II-listed in 1990. Following the closure of the college in 1990s, the building remained empty and was put on the Buildings at Risk Register.
Planning for 18 flats inside the former art college was permitted in 2011.