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Hopkins Homes interested in large Stalham development site

14:00 06 April 2012

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Hopkins Homes has expressed an interest in developing a large site in Stalham earmarked to provide homes and jobs.

The firm is expected to present North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) with its design brief for the nine-hectare (22-plus acre) plot in the next few weeks.

The site, currently farmland, lies between Ingham Road and Yarmouth Road and has been allocated for development by NNDC.

The district council wants to see it include up to 160 new homes, with a minimum of two hectares (five acres) set aside for “low-key employment generating uses” and a neighbourhood park, to help meet the need locally for public open space and recreational facilities.

NNDC would also like any development to include a footpath and cycle link joining the Ingham Road and Yarmouth Road, and suitable footpaths to link the development to the town centre.

Developers would be under pressure to make sure 45pc of homes built were affordable housing and to provide at least two access points for vehicles, from Ingham Road and Yarmouth Road.

Any developer would also be expected to contribute towards infrastructure, services, and other community needs “as required” and their layout and design would need to respect the setting of the site, at the edge of the town and near to listed buildings and a Conservation Area.

They would also be expected to carry out landscaping and keep the mature trees along Yarmouth Road.

An NNDC spokesman said that they would discuss Hopkins’ design brief with the firm. It was likely to include proposals for design and site layout. If the next stage was reached, it would then go out for public consultation.

6 comments

  • And the land is just a little shard of grand-dad`s inheritance. Not so much "win-win" as "win-win- WIN". You lucky people. Just remember, you are mortal, too. The eye of the needle awaits your corpulent approach. God Bless Thatcher.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, April 6, 2012

  • When I was young, housing was not affordable. Now I`m old, it still isn`t, because of all the taxes I paid to subsidise affordable houses for those who could not afford the time and effort to earn the money to afford them. It`s a joke. Eventually most of them will get a nice little tranche of their family`s inherited land and let out the affordable homes we`ve foolishly afforded them. There is no hope. A bit like Council house sales to finance emigration to Benidorm.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, April 6, 2012

  • 20% of something is better than 45% of nothing!

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    Local Dad

    Friday, April 6, 2012

  • Hope they are providing bottled water as part of the deal. We have a drought, live in the driest part of the country and yet we go on concreting over the country. And yes, mad Brewer is right. Social housing and council houses should be just that. Not a way to later sell to make a quick buck

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    weaversway

    Saturday, April 7, 2012

  • Any idea where the water these 500 or so people will use is coming from??

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    windup

    Saturday, April 7, 2012

  • Developers would be under pressure to make sure 45pc of homes built were affordable housing. Now that's a laugh isn't it? In the few developments to be given the go ahead the developers knocked this down to 20 and 22% which does little or nothing to help the 37000 people waiting for affordable housing in Norfolk.

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    John L Norton

    Friday, April 6, 2012

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