Public urged to have say over Royal Norwich Golf Club homes bid

The Royal Norwich Golf Club in Hellesdon, which could make way for up to a thousand homes. Photo: B

The Royal Norwich Golf Club in Hellesdon, which could make way for up to a thousand homes. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Archant © 2012

People have been urged to make their views known over proposals which would see a thousand homes and a school built on the edge of Norwich.

Persimmon Homes wants to develop the current site of the Royal Norwich Golf Club in Hellesdon.

Members of the golf club agreed last year to move from their Drayton High Road course to Weston Park Golf Club, near Lenwade.

Persimmon Homes is now drawing up plans ahead of lodging an application to Broadland District Council And Hellesdon Parish Council urged people to attend public exhibitions at Hellesdon Community Centre in Wood View Road. One is from 2.30pm until 8pm today and the other is from 12.30pm until 3pm on Saturday.

Shelagh Gurney, chairman of Hellesdon Parish Council, said: 'Hellesdon residents need to be fully aware of the plans for this development. Details need to be transparent and realistic.

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'As a parish, we will want to know details of every proposal, from traffic impact on the A1067 Drayton High Road, to capacities in local schools, dentists and doctors surgeries and plans for landscaping and tree preservation.

'The views of our residents need to be known and this will assist the councillors when they make their decisions regarding planning applications on the site.'

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