Families urged to have say over 1,300 Hellesdon homes

Parish councillors have urged people to have their say on a blueprint for new homes in Hellesdon.

Parish councillors have urged people to have their say on a blueprint for new homes in Hellesdon. - Credit: Archant © 2012

People living in part of Norwich where up to 1,300 new homes could be built have been urged by parish councillors to have their say on potential development.

Broadland District Council has started consulting the public about a blueprint for where homes and business should be permitted in the district up to 2026.

Potential development in Hellesdon includes 1,000 homes on the Royal Norwich Golf Club and up to 300 on the site of Hellesdon Hospital.

The blueprint also considers the possibility of about 70 homes on land near Eversley Road, an extension to the burial ground at St Mary's Church and 'recreational open space' north-east of Reepham Road.

Given the considerable number of homes which the blueprint, known as the Site Allocations Development Plan Document, could pave the way for in Hellesdon, parish councillors are keen for the public's views.

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The council has put maps on show at the parish council's offices in Diamond Jubilee Lodge, Middletons Lane, this week.

Shelagh Gurney, a parish, district and county councillor, said: 'There are significant proposals in Hellesdon, for development of 1,300 homes.

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'It is imperative that residents get to have their say, so we are inviting them to view the plans and fill in a form.'

The plans are on show from 9.30am until 12.30pm and from 1.30pm until 3.30pm each day until Friday. People can also visit from 5.15pm until 8.15pm on Friday and 9.15am until 12.15pm on Saturday.

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