Plans for 850 homes to go on show

Proposals for 850 homes in Cringleford will be unveiled at a public exhibition tomorrow.

Proposals for 850 homes in Cringleford will be unveiled at a public exhibition tomorrow. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Plans to build about 850 new homes and a new primary school on the outskirts of Norwich will be revealed to the public tomorrow.

Details of the proposed scheme at Newfound Farm in Cringleford, close to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, will be unveiled at a two-day exhibition, ahead of developers seeking planning permission for the 52-hectare site.

The development by Barratt Homes, on land owned by the John Innes Foundation, would see a mix of homes, a new primary school, community facilities, allotments and public open space.

Cringleford has been earmarked for an extra 1,200 homes by 2026 in Greater Norwich Development Partnership's Joint Core Strategy - a blueprint for where homes will be built in the years ahead.

At the tail end of 2010, the developer had put forward proposals for 2,000 homes on the site, but Cringleford Parish Council made clear that number was far too high.

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Developers say the parish council, which has drawn up its own Cringleford Neighbourhood Development Plan to ensure housing which is built is of a suitable scale, design and layout, has been consulted on the new proposals.

Peter Biggs, planning manager for developers Barratt Homes, said: 'Barratt places considerable importance on discussing all its new development proposals with the community and values local feedback.

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'The draft proposals will be available for review at the public exhibition. We look forward to welcoming as many local residents as possible.'

The plans will be unveiled at the public exhibition, which will be held at Cringleford Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Oakfields Road, tomorrow from 3pm until 7pm and again on Saturday between 10am and 3pm.

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