Final details over bid for 350 homes in Wymondham to be decided within weeks
07:00 06 November 2014
One of the final hurdles holding up a 350 home development in south Norfolk could be cleared within weeks.
Outline planning permission was granted for the homes on Carpenters Barn in Wymondham in 2012, and the final details are set to be decided by South Norfolk Council in the next few weeks.
Developer Persimmon Homes has submitted a planning application covering “reserved matters” - fine details - of the initial 217 homes.
If planning officials approve the application, work could start early next year, with the remaining 133 houses built in a second phase.
All the reserved matters, which include appearance, landscaping layout and scale, have to be dealt with before any work can begin.
Town mayor Colin Foulger said that he didn’t see anything “sinister” about the application.
“It’s a natural progression from the outline planning approval that they already have - as long as it is sensitively laid out and designed by South Norfolk Council requirements.”
An application to build on the land, off Norwich Common, was refused in 2011, due to concerns about the erosion of the greenfield gap between Wymondham and Hethersett.
But the bid was resubmitted in 2012 following the publication of a national planning document relating to five year housing land supply requirements and was given outline approval later that year.
The properties will include two to five bedroom houses and one and two bedroom apartments.
A quarter of the properties will be social housing.
Joe Mooney, county councillor for Wymondham urged residents to get in touch with their views.
“Although the principle of development has been established at this location I would encourage local residents and other interested parties to send their views about the details of the application such as design, layout and landscaping to South Norfolk Council, Long Stratton, NR15 2XE.”
For more information or to see the plans, visit www.south-norfolk.gov.uk
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