Next step for Wymondham Area Action Plan as inspector starts planning hearing

John Fuller, South Norfolk District Council  leader, speaks before at the official opening of the new permanent Travellers site at Brooks Green, Mangreen.; Photo: Denise Bradley; Copy: Sarah Brealey; For: EDP/EN; ©Archant Photographic 2010; 01603 772434

John Fuller, South Norfolk District Council leader, speaks before at the official opening of the new permanent Travellers site at Brooks Green, Mangreen.; Photo: Denise Bradley; Copy: Sarah Brealey; For: EDP/EN; ©Archant Photographic 2010; 01603 772434

©Archant Photographic 2010

An inspector is preparing to launch a four week assessment into the planning blueprint for a south Norfolk town.

Jeremy Youle, who was appointed by the Planning Inspectorate, will begin scrutinising the Wymondham Area Action plan tomorrow.

The hearing will see him clarify and seek additional information on any issues relating to the soundness of the South Norfolk Council document, which has earmarked at least 2,200 new homes for the town before 2026.

In particular, he will consider how it addresses housing need, employment, retail and infrastructure for the town.

Following the hearing, the inspector will consult on any proposed changes and produce a report summarising his recommendations.

John Fuller, leader of the council, said: “We need a plan to control development for which there is proven to the places where there are sufficient facilities and to safeguard sensitive landscapes and the spaces between settlements.

“Without a plan we would be defenceless in limiting growth or absolutely conditioning it to the creation of infrastructure and improvements to public transport and new leisure and education facilities.”

To balance the influx of new properties, the council has promised to create 20 hectares of employment land, improve services and enhance public transport, while maintaining open land between Wymondham and Hethersett.

The inspector will also examine the Site Specific Allocations and Policies and the Development Management Policies documents.

What do you think of the area action plan? Contact reporter Lauren Cope on

1 comment

  • So how is circlet home ltd doing John? Any plans to build around Wymondham or are your order books full from the development in Attleborough?

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