Plans go on display for 800 new homes in Wymondham

A developer will be displaying preliminary plans for about 800 new homes to the south of Wymondham at a public exhibition this weekend.

A developer will be displaying preliminary plans for about 800 new homes to the south of Wymondham at a public exhibition this weekend.

Residents will their chance to have their say on the proposals, which also include the possibility of a new primary school, nursing home and a community allotment, on a 42-hectare site between Silfield Road and Rightup Lane.

The plans are being put forward by Endurance Estates Strategic Land, which believes the area offers the 'most sustainable location' to provide homes due to its proximity to the town centre and train station.

A master plan for the site, which is currently a mix of agricultural and previously quarried land, is being put together by planning, design and environmental consultancy Terence O'Rourke Ltd.


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Consultants Ardent and i-Transport are providing advice on drainage and transport infrastructure.

The proposals follow last month's withdrawal of plans by fellow developer Pelham Holdings for a major development of up to 3,000 homes also to the south of Wymondham. The company now hopes to re-submit an application by the end of the year for about 500 homes on the same site.

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Tim Holmes, from Endurance Estates, said: 'The vision for the south Wymondham site, just south of the railway station, presents many exciting opportunities for the town and we are looking forward to sharing these ideas with local people, listening to their feedback and answering any questions.'

The draft proposals will be on display at Fairland Church Centre tomorrow, from 2pm to 7pm, and Saturday, from 9.30am to midday.

Visitors will also be able to speak to representatives from the developer and leave their comments.

For more information, visit www.southwymondham.info

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