Up to 320 homes and a new primary school could be built in Great Plumstead

Marker showing the beginning of Smee Lane, at its junction with Green Lane. Image: Google Maps

Marker showing the beginning of Smee Lane, at its junction with Green Lane. Image: Google Maps - Credit: Archant

Up to 320 new homes and a primary school could be built on the edge of a small village near Norwich.

London-based developer Barton Willmore is proposing to build on land to the north of Smee Lane in Great Plumstead.

It would see hundreds of homes constructed on an area known as Green Lane Orchard,

The company is yet to submit a formal planning application to Broadland District Council.

However, it has asked the local authority what information will be required for an Environmental Impact Statement.


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A spokesman for Barton Willmore said the site's design was still in its initial stages, but added the development would include family homes.

Meanwhile, a two-form primary school and early years nursery would also form part of the application.

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The spokesman said that formal plans would be submitted to Broadland between spring and early summer 2017.

In papers submitted to Broadland, the developer stated that 300 homes were originally 'scoped' for the site, but this has now been increased to 320.

• Do you live nearby and want to share your views? Call Luke Powell on 01603 772684 or email luke.powell@archant.co.uk

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