Shop added to plans for Cromer’s 300 home housing development, as second public meeting is announced

Philip Duncan with the plans. Picture: Eleanor Pringle

Philip Duncan with the plans. Picture: Eleanor Pringle - Credit: Archant

The battle over Cromer's rival housing developments has taken another turn, after it has been revealed a convenience store has been added to the plans for the site at Roughton Road.

The news comes as a second public meeting is announced, where developers Corylus Planning will meet with members of the public to answer questions and receive feedback.

The shop was added to the plans after an explosive meeting at Cromer Town Council's North Lodge on August 22, which left members of the public swearing and shouting at each other.

'This has divided the community,' said Ann Coe, a Compit Hills homeowner. 'Everyone's saying 'not in my back yard' and it's just causing so much tension and friction in the town.'

At the meeting, residents said they would like to see a shop added to the development, which is proposing to build 300 houses, as well as a dementia-friendly care home, football pitches, and a sports hub.

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Members of the public felt that this would give residents of the site better job opportunities, as well as easing traffic congestion in and around Cromer.

The community consultation will take place at Cromer Parish Hall on Thursday, September 14, from 2pm until 8pm.

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