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Revealed: Nearly 200 new sites for potentially thousands of homes and jobs

PUBLISHED: 15:00 22 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:29 23 July 2018

Riverside at night from the Lady Julian Bridge. Picture: Denise Bradley

Riverside at night from the Lady Julian Bridge. Picture: Denise Bradley

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Almost 200 locations where thousands of new homes and jobs could be built in Norwich, Broadland and South Norfolk have been mooted.

Intu Chapelfield manager Paul McCarthy. Photo: Steve AdamsIntu Chapelfield manager Paul McCarthy. Photo: Steve Adams

The new sites were put forward during consultation over the Greater Norwich Local Plan - a blueprint which will help shape where homes are built and jobs created by 2036.

Chapelfield and Riverside in Norwich have both been mooted for “intensification of uses”, while a new 6,500 home settlement near Wymondham has also been suggested.

The new sites, of which 10 are in Norwich, 122 in South Norfolk and 70 in Broadland, have been put forward by landowners, agents and developers.

They are on top of 562 which had already been put forward at an earlier stage of forging the plan, which seeks to establish where a further 7,200 homes, in addition to 35,000 already earmarked, could be built.

Shaun Vincent, chairman of the Greater Norwich Development Partnership. Pic: Archant Library.Shaun Vincent, chairman of the Greater Norwich Development Partnership. Pic: Archant Library.

Inclusion in the plan does not mean developments will happen, but it would give planning applications more chance of success.

Potential garden villages at Honingham Thorpe and near Hethel has already been put forward, but another possible new 6,500 settlement has now been suggested for 973 acres of land at Park Farm, Silfield, near Wymondham. Spooner Row, which is close by, could also see hundreds of new homes.

In Norwich, the owners of intu Chapelfield and Riverside have made submissions for intensification of the current uses. At Riverside, there could also be new housing.

Riverside’s owners Landsec did not want to comment, but Paul McCarthy, manager of intu Chapelfield, said: “We’ve asked that the intu Chapelfield site continues to be recognised through the planning process as a centre where retail, leisure and dining offers can be created and curated for the benefit of our customers.”

Shaun Vincent, chairman of the Greater Norwich Development Partnership, said: “Approximately 200 additional or revised sites have been put forward throughout the three districts of Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk Council.

“We are now preparing to consult on those new sites in late autumn. During that consultation period, people will be able to make comments.”

• Find out in full where the new sites are via the Greater Norwich website.

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