Persimmon Homes plans for 250 homes off Norwich Road, Wymondham, go on show

A national developer has signalled its intention to build more new homes on the north eastern edge of Wymondham after opening a public consultation exercise.

Persimmon Homes is looking to submit an outline planning application for around 250 new homes on a greenfield site off Norwich Road and the B1135 opposite the Waitrose supermarket.

The application comes ahead of the completion of the Wymondham Area Action plan, which will identify specific areas for the building of 2,200 new homes in the south Norfolk town over the next 14 years.

Dozens of residents attended a consultation event today where concerns were raised about potential flooding, loss of green space, and highway safety.

The proposed scheme on a 9ha area of agricultural land would have two access points off Norwich Road and would include a mix of start-up, bungalows and family homes, said Persimmon officials.


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The scheme comes after the developer received permission for more than 300 new homes off Norwich Common last year.

James Nicholls, Persimmon Homes Anglia land manager, said the latest plans were at a 'very early stage'.

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'We feel this is more of an infill site than extending into the countryside and eroding the greenbelt between Wymondham and Hethersett.'

'There will not be an application going in next week and we are trying to get the public involved at an early stage. We have been promoting it through the area action plan and because of the five year land supply there is a loophole that other developers are continuing to promote and we want to safeguard our position,' he said.

The proposals can be viewed at www.norwichcommon-wymondham.co.uk and people can send their feedback up until April 12.

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