North Norfolk planning blueprint

Richard BatsonPeople across north Norfolk are about to be asked for their views on a planning blueprint earmarking housing, business and leisure land for the next 15 years.Richard Batson

People across north Norfolk are about to be asked for their views on a planning blueprint earmarking housing, business and leisure land for the next 15 years.

And the district council has assured that views will be listened to, as the current plans have already been adjusted to reflect public opinion.

The latest plans affecting all the area's main towns and villages will go out to public consultation from June 15 to July 31.

People can view the plans on and comment via email or by calling 01263 516318.

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400+ houses, including 160 on Roughton Road, to reflect a high housing need - but plans for housing near Clifton Park dropped due to public opinion.

Cabbell Park football ground set aside for a possible new primary school to serve the extra homes.


800 homes mainly in a large area between the town and bypass because many of the town's workers commute in from elsewhere.

Possible retail redevelopment in the White Horse Street area, with retention of the market and parking.


120 homes next to the surgery with a new roundabout/road improve-ments.


Housing plans off Edinburgh Road and Cley road dropped in favour of land for 200 houses at east end of bypass, which triggers redevelopment of Gresham's school.

Extra employment land off Hempstead Road along with a new access off the bypass.

North Walsham:

400 homes, 5ha of employment land, 4ha of open space, new accesses, and extra rail parking on land off Norwich Road - with Hopkins Homes leading plans for a consortium and planning brief.

5ha of Cornish Way for employment, with Paston College's Lawns site a mix of 60 homes and business, and redevelopment of Vicarage Street car park for shops and 20 flats.


180 homes on four sites off Holway Road and around Morley Hill, with improved access for leisure.

Complex of small shops on the Central Garage site, where access is too difficult for a supermarket.


160 homes between the Ingham and Yarmouth roads, rather than the locally favoured land to the west which is not well linked to the town.

Also includes employment units and parkland open space.


Extension of business area near the old gatehouse for storage /haulage, linked to a tidy up the other parts of the site.


120 homes off Furlong Hill, with 45pc affordable, and 1ha of open space.

New 300-space car park at Freeman Street.

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