REVEALED: Where thousands of new homes could be built in north Norfolk
PUBLISHED: 14:32 15 May 2019 | UPDATED: 08:50 16 May 2019
A Norfolk council has revealed the 26 sites where more than 4,000 new homes could be built across the district.
Almost thirty sites in towns and villages across north Norfolk have been earmarked for development, after the district published the first draft of the area's local plan.
The document establishes the "long-term vision" for the future of the area over the next two decades, as well as identifying where "new homes, jobs and infrastructure will be created".
And towns including Cromer, Fakenham, and North Walsham could see hundreds or thousands of new homes added to their housing stock over the next 20 years, as 4,464 are set to be built.
A total of 592 homes could be built in Cromer, on land at the town's High Station; at Runton Road and Clifton Park; land west of Pine Tree Farm; and a site at the former golf practice ground in Overstrand - after it was identified as a large growth town.
Fakenham has been earmarked for a maximum of 680 new homes, after it was also labelled an area suitable for large growth, with 560 properties set to be located north of Rudham Stile Lane; 65 at the junction with the A148 and B1146; and between 35 to 55 south of Barons Close.
While Holt, described in the draft plan as a small growth town, could see up to 327 new homes, in areas situated south of Lodge Close; north of Valley Lane; and at Heath Farm.
North Walsham, as the largest town in the district, and the plan's final large growth town, is the area in north Norfolk which could see the most development, with 350 homes proposed for Norwich Road and Nursery Drive.
A a 1,800 home "western extension" to the town was also allocated in the document.
The draft local plan states: "The town can accommodate a high level of growth," and 23pc of all housing growth in the district is set to take place there.
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Hoveton, Sheringham, Stalham and Wells-next-the-Sea were also allocated as small growth towns, and could see developments of 150 homes, 135 homes, 150 homes, and 80 homes respectively.
While the settlements of Blakeney, Briston, Ludham, and Mundesley, were described as small growth villages.
District council to hold public consultations on north Norfolk local plan
The district council have asked residents, businesses and organisations for their views on the draft local plan.
A consultation will be held until Wednesday, June 19, and a series of drop-in events will run until Friday, May, 31.
The council is also opening a call for sites for proposals on land up to one hectare.
Drop-in events have been held in Sheringham, Cromer, and Briston and Melton Constable, and will take place in Holt, at The Lounge, on May 15; North Walsham community centre, on May 16; Mundesley, at Coronation Hall, on May 17; Ludham village hall, on May 20; Stalham town hall, on May 21; Hoveton, at Broadland community centre, on May 23; Fakenham community centre, on May 24; Blakeney village hall, on May 29; and Wells-next-the-Sea, at The Maltings, on May 31.
All the events take place between 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
A North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) spokesperson said: "We are working hard to make sustainable choices that will shape the immediate future of the district and will meet the needs of local people.
"The consultation events have been set up to encourage as many people as possible to have their say and an opportunity to make comments and suggestions that the council can consider before consulting again ahead of the final submission for independent examination in late 2019."